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Dynamic or static website?

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Published on 30/10/13

Dynamic or static website?

The advantages of dynamic web pages are becoming more widely known to the public this way making the selection of static web pages to slowly weaken. A dynamic website offers a unique design and a plethora of management capabilities even by inexperienced users.

Static website

A website is designated as static by the fact that it consists of static content, although its graphical environment may present motion. Each static page​ is developed individually and the designer creates links between the pages creating this way a unified website.

Advantages of static websites

  • Economical hosting and development due to the small size of the website
  • Fast operating speed of the website
  • Ability of different content appearance in each page

Disadvantages of static websites

  • Ability to manage the website and update the content only by developers
  • Gradual fall in the ranking lists of search engines due to the non-renewal of the content

Dynamic website

A dynamic website is much more complicated in the construction than a simple static website, as its content is retrieved from databases and they are managed through an environment called CMS, that is via a content management system.

In this system, the content entry is handled by a manager without the requirement of having a programming expertise. Dynamic web design brands usually create a user-friendly management system and thereby the individual manager can learn to manage it in a very short time.

Advantages of dynamic websites

  • Unlimited content storage
  • Simplicity in management and accessing the management system from any computer in the world with internet connection

Disadvantages of dynamic websites

  • Increased cost for website hosting
  • Increased cost for the development of the website