How to make a database-driven website
July 21, 2010 8:15 AM Subscribe
Building a super-simple database-driven website, from scratch - where to start?
I have a medium amount of experience in constructing MySQL databases, writing (offline) Python (and bash) scripts, and writing HTML... but only separately.
I now want to setup a web server and make a very basic database-driven site, but I don't really know where to start. I was looking at coding it in Python but only because I know Python, but I don't know whether to start from scratch or use some kind of framework like Django, or even whether I should avoid Python altogether and look at PHP. (Since PHP seems to be the default choice for this kind of thing, and my (Ubuntu LAMP) web server already understand PHP files, but not Python files, for some reason.)
Am I overlooking something? Where should I start?