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The differences between a static and dynamic website

November 2, 2020

A website, along with the social media platforms, is one of the most prominent aspects of your business' online digital presence and knowing which type of website to use can go a long way in helping you achieve your daily and long-term business goals.

That there are two basic types of website; the Static and Dynamic Website. How are they different from each other and which one is better? Well the answer to that is really dependent on what type of business operation, the kind of features you're looking for, as well as a host of other factors. So let's get started:

Characteristics of a Static website:
  • Makes use of HTML/CSS/JS codes to publish webpages from the server
  • Delivers content quickly due to lack of database interaction
  • Changes are made by editing source code and updating the server files

Characteristics of a Dynamic website:
  • Makes use of scripting langages to deliver content from a database
  • Creates and delivers webpages using a Content Management System (CMS) like wordpress
  • Makes use of plugins and widgets to enable web features like live chats and payment gateways

comparing a static website and dynamic website Advantage of Static Website
One advantage of a static website is it’s speed and flexibility that can be used to develop some of the most amazing, and beautifully-designed web pages on the internet. It’s also recommended for individuals who already have a background on web design and can update websites using html…

Advantage of Dynamic Website
…while an advantage of a dynamic website is the user-friendly Content Management System (CMS) that powers most ecommerce websites. With the CMS, even novice users can edit their own websites by using a graphical interface such us the Wordpress dashboard.

example uses of static and dynamic websites There are several other reasons to use one over the other, but the factors we pointed out should help you make your decision.

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