First of all, I must admit that I am not a seasoned vet when it comes to the management or even the complete construction of dynamic databases. I have just recently been delving into the information, and thought I could lend a hand.
I will share with you what I do know, there is a start to the whole process and it begins at choosing an Application Server. Next comes choosing a Web Server. And finally, choose a Database type. Now, you may or may have not already completed all or part of these steps, so that might be a good question.
Are you by any chance using Dreamweaver? Or for database development, Coldfusion? From what I have heard, using a combonation of these two programs makes managing a database very productive. And the learning curve is far less intense, since Coldfusion is a Tag based language, compared to PHP, a Script based language. So, if you know HTML, it is possible to learn using Coldfusion a bit quicker.
I noticed at the web site, it is on an Apache server, which means that you are a bit more open in your options, as oposed to being chained by Microsoft limitations.
Here are a few links that might point you in to more information, as I said, I am in my learning phase as we speak, so maybe in a few weeks I will have some better answers for you.
Application Servers:Macromedia ColdfusionPHP - Hypertext Preprocessor
Hope this helps,