Oh ffs, the more I read into this the more I think to myself "OMG WTF have I done!?!?!?".
I guess, the database they are talking about is something along the lines of mysql and this is a program much like Micro$oft Access but is accessed through cgi/php scripting.....
Might just rethink this whole thing and keep on with my invisionfree thought.
But still, any idea's from the masses would be great. I'd like to learn how to do this stuff so when I find a need to have a bbs I can just bing bang boom done.