I would like to post a database on a webpage that anyone can access. I don't want people to be able to modify the database - just use it to search for information. Is this possible? How do I do this? I am not sure what this is called to even be able to look it up in the Help menu.
I suggest researching IWP, Instant Web Publishing. There's a PDF document in Help that will tell you the basics. You can set up such a database with automatic "guest" access that limits the users to read-only access permissions.