This is my first post here and I'm not really sure where I should post this problem. So I'll start here and hope to be redirected to a more suitable forum section if needed. To make it clear I have close to none programming and coding skills but I'm a fast learner.

What I want to do is to make a database search engine that would firstly work as an app but would be easy to implement to a website later.

It would not be a "free" search, you have to choose your search criterias from a list or with auto-fill for example. The top search would then be the search(es) that fulfill all the criterias and second the search(es) that fill all but one and so on.

Think a "what can I make with these ingredients" recipe search. I see it like all results would be a page that has tags, these tags would in this example be, ingredients. Don't know if this is the most effective though, just an idea.

Can I use excel maybe? Or is there any good programs or websites to handle databases like this?

So yeah, please help