I solve both these questions with three fool proof at home pizza baking tips.
1) use olive oil to grease the pizza pan, but don't fuss with a dusting of corn meal. The oil will work as a frying agent for the bread.
2) use a pizza stone. Even though I cook on a pan due to my lack of a pizza peel, the stone retains a concentrated heat that is necessary to cook a pizza quickly.
3) use some serious heat! The first thing I did when I arrived home was to crank my oven to 500 degrees Fahrenheit.
The high temps, the pizza stone and the olive oil will give you great crusts at home.