What is Static and Dynamic website?

When it comes to creating an online presence, business individuals or bloggers adopt web design and development services so as they can render their business products or information to their clients or audience. We can see billions of websites across the world, they can be either static or dynamic.
Basically static websites are those websites that are designed using simple HTML coding what cannot be changed until a developer performs the web design process in its source code while dynamic websites are made in order to display the different contents from the same source code.
The necessity of static and dynamic websites is different for every individual. People take recourse of web development services for various purposes. So, let us create a comparison sheet for the static website and dynamic websites:

  Static Websites  

Static websites are developed using fixed number and format of web pages that deliver the information to the clients, customers, or audience. This kind of website is created with the use of HTML and CSS coding that holds the contents including text, images, animation, audio, videos etc. and performed on a simple text editor like notepad. For instance, small organization website, Institute website or Blog sites etc.

Static websites display the same information to every site visitor and everyone is greeted with the same message every time until you perform web development to alter the source code of web pages. There will be no database, visitors can contact using the contact form that is sent to the website owners’ mailbox.

Advantages

  • Easy and cheap to develop
  • Cheap to host
  • Require low data storage on server
  • Run faster even on low internet network

 Disadvantage

  • Require development expertise to update the website
  • Site will not act as user-friendly
  • Contents or texts get stagnant
  • May not support search engine and responsive web design

  Dynamic Websites  

Dynamic websites are created using not only HTML and CSS even server-side scripting languages like such as PHP, ASP .Net, and JSP etc. that enables the website owner to simply add and update the new contents or blogs on their website. It can give a distinct view to a distinct visitor using the same source code. It also supports responsive web design for mobile viewers.
These sites are designed to handle events, manage cookies and sessions, storing the data in the database as well as retrieving from it. For instance, e-commerce sites, social networking sites, and online form submission sites etc.

Advantages

  • More functional
  • Easy to update and maintain
  • Able to connect to a database and CMS
  • Help in search engine to rank the site
  • Follows the modern web design approach

 Disadvantage

  • May perform slower in case of low internet connectivity
  • Web development is expensive
  • Hosting can also raise your budget.

Conclusion

Thus, static websites are helpful for those who want to display their information to their audience merely and have low budgets whereas dynamic websites are for those who require a modern web design and user-friendly functionalities along with the database.


About K. G. Mozumder

A visualizer, designer, blogger and owner of iconinfomedia.com. He has served many leading magazines, design agencies in India and abroad. His expertise in minimal website design and development, web content management system (CMS), corporate identification, Logo Design, Magazines & Brochure design and also FMCG package design. He is also passionate about social media and is always seeking new information and keeping up with the online trends.

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