As I was minding my own business, practicing my newly-acquired HTML/CSS skills, I was asked about database integration into a website. Now this put a dent on my newly-minted skills and got me confused.

So....
1. How do you choose a web-host for your website and database needs? Is simple website + simple database = SIMPLE?
2. Is signing up for Wordpress.com more appropriate for such simple needs? But what if one just needs a one page with the website but the rest are for the database, do you still need Wordpress.com?
3. What if you just need an online database?No other pages really....what do you use?

I'm confused. I feel like I've just ask what to do when starting in web design all over again.

HELP X(

*newly-minted is now brutally-bruised...gah!