Ever faced difficulties when you planned to develop your own website and your developer asked whether you wanted a Static website or a Dynamic one?
Yeah it all sounds like alien words which some computer nerd is explaining very fast.
We understand that technical terms can get difficult sometimes. But trust us, it is not always as difficult as it sounds!
Just read till the end to get a basic idea about what a static and dynamic website is.
First, a quick glance at what a website is. A website is basically an assemblage of different pages under one domain name. It is the digital presence of a person, a brand or a company.
There are mainly 3 types of websites that you would usually come across while searching. Static, dynamic and e-commerce.
Yes yes, you have thought it right. E-commerce is an example of your favorite shopping site you often visit.
Let’s take a look at what Static Website is. A Static website is the immobile, simple site you see upon clicking on one. Static website has a fixed content that means each user is shown the same content. A static website is always coded in HTML which is a simpler one compared to dynamic websites which need complicated code languages.
The advantages of a static website is that it takes less time to develop one. It is very cost-effective so if you are on a shoestring budget, a static website is the solution for you.
But there are some disadvantages of a static website as well. For example, you cannot change the content by yourself if you are a novice. You will need an expert for that as it needs to be changed manually, page by page. The functionality of a static website is also very limited so it is not very apt for a long run.
But if you are on a limited budget and doing start-up, a static website is a good option for you.
Dynamic websites, on the other hand, are the ones with a better user experience. A dynamic website or web page contains information generated in real time and modified on the basis of the viewer.
The advantages of a dynamic website include things such as easy navigation. You can update your own information without going to a developer, once the website is delivered to you. The quick responsiveness of a dynamic website makes it more attractive to the user. Because of the richness of the content, the SEO is high, so it draws more crowds to your website.
But there are cons to this as well. As it is more complex to make, it is more expensive than a static website. And because of the complexity, processing sometimes becomes slow so it might take time to load pages.
Hope the information was helpful. Now you just have to decide and ask the developer to make your website for you.
Let us know how it helped you.