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Help needed!

I am a newbie to databse driven websites - and I need some help.

I am looking for the following - very simple, but not sure the best way to go about it…
1) Basic, static website consisting of 3 or 4 pages (I can do this easily in HTML)
2) A "signup" section (Contact details & referrer)
3) A section that updates, displaying total users
4) Ideally a section that allows users to see who has subscribed under them

I am totally new to all of this - So I'd love any pointers anyone can give me. E.g.
Do I need a database for the above? (Or can I use something else?)
What is the best / easiest Database to use?
How do I get started?
Is there a free way of doing this? (Free database hosting? if needed)
Can anyone help out?

Thanks in advance for any help!
Steven

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OK brother here are a few questions for you.

Where will this site be hosted?? hosting company, self, friend ...
If already hosted, do they offer MySQL?
Also if already hosted(probably a dumb question if you are here) do they have php and what version is it??

Other than that, once you have these things set what you want is totally doable.

Ray

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