What are static and dynamic websites?

You will not be able to tell immediately if a website is static, but the chances are, if the site looks basic and it is simply for delivering of basic information, it could be a static website. Static websites can only be updated by someone with a knowledge of website development. Static websites are usually cheaper to develop and host, and many smaller companies use them to get a web presence.

Advantages of static websites
– It is relatively faster to develop a static website. 
– It is usually cheaper to develop, especially for small site

Disadvantages of static websites
– Stagnant contents discourage vistors from returning to the site.
– Web development knowledge is required for updating of contents on the website.
– It will be more expensive in a long term, (Website Maintainence Package required), if you required constant update to your website.

Dynamic sites on the other hand can be more expensive to develop initially, but the advantages are numerous. A dynamic website provide website owner the ability to update information on the website easily. Depending on which Content Management Platform your web designer provide you, some Content Management Systems required minimal or no HTML knowledge to operate. With a dynamic website you have to option to to build more functionality like member registration, ecommerce shopping cart, etc to your website.
Advantages of dynamic websites
– Fresh content encourage visitors to return to the site.
– It is easy for users to update contents on the website
– It is usually more cost effective in long term, as Website Maintainence Package is not necessary required.
– More functionality can be build onto the website

Disadvantages of dynamic websites
– It generally take longer and more expensive to develop a dynamic website.
– A more expensive hosting plan is usually required.

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