This is just a general question pertaining to databases, but I'm in need of some help.
My hosting doesn't allow the use of SQL, SQLite, or Oracle but does allow a few features that enable additional content (i.e. creation of additional data for users).
I have seen a few examples they displayed using .dat files but I can't find any resources explaining to me how this can be used to store data other than it's just a text file.
Is there any other type of 'structured' data type (.dat, .txt, etc) that I could use to store data?
Please excuse me if I'm using the wrong terminology. I'm a beginner in databases.