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Static Vs Dynamic websites - what's the difference?


What are static and dynamic websites?

Static web pages are pages that don't change.  These types of pages are normally for displaying your company's website information, details about the business, facts, statistics, or contact information.  Static website design involves creating a professional, aesthetically pleasing, user-friendly website layout with well designed professional content.

Advantages of static websites

  •  Quick to develop
  •  Cheap to develop
  •  Cheap to host

Disadvantages of static websites

  •  Requires web development expertise to update site
  •  Site not as useful for the user
  •  Content can get stagnant

Dynamic web pages are pages that change depending on the situation.  These types of web pages are usually driven by a database and require behind the scenes web programming.  Websites that display listings of inventory, available units in an apartment building, or similar types of information are examples of dynamic web pages.

Advantages of dynamic websites

  •  Much more functional website
  •  Much easier to update
  •  New content brings people back to the site and helps in the search engines
  •  Can work as a system to allow staff or users to collaborate

Disadvantages of dynamic websites

  •  Slower / more expensive to develop
  •  Hosting costs a little more
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