I’m programming a site that will need to read and write to a database. The traffic could be light to medium.

I’ve traditionally done this via an access database, but I have read a little about SQL databases, and their advantages, but I am confused.

Essentially I don’t know what SQL databases are, do you create/edit them via a program like access? Are they more difficut to implement? Is it worth the trouble compared to access?

Thanks for any advice.