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.
– 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.