Key Differences Between Static and Dynamic Websites

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Key Differences Between Static and Dynamic Websites

When designing a new website, you’ll hear some terms that you may not be familiar with, and ‘static’ and ‘dynamic’ may be two of them. These terms refer to how a website displays and delivers content. One loads faster than the other, but the other can offer more complexity and features that accommodate future growth.

There is no right or wrong decision to make. It all depends on your goals for your website and what you plan to do moving forward. This post will explain the key differences between static and dynamic websites so that you make an informed decision for your business!

What is a Static Website?

Static websites have a set number of pages that consist of fixed content that rarely changes. Because the content doesn’t change (unless you update the code yourself), each visitor sees the same thing. Static websites typically use HTML, CSS or JavaScript, which don’t require special programming and load fairly quickly in browsers.

We recommend static websites for small sites that don’t need a lot of content, as well as sites that don’t need to change their content often. Personal websites, portfolios, landing pages and company brochures are great candidates for static websites.

What is a Dynamic Website?

A dynamic website is the opposite of a static website. It’s constantly changing and updated with new information. The site shows different information based on user input, user behavior and other factors. This means that your visitors will see unique content based on how they behave on your site, giving people more unique experiences.

Dynamic websites are best for content-heavy sites that have a lot of pages, such as real estate sites and ecommerce sites. These types of websites are updated often with new properties and products, and they must be able to support plugins and custom code.

Which is Best for Your Business: Static vs Dynamic

There are pros and cons to both types of websites, so it’s important to fully understand what they are so you can build a site that reaches your goals.

Static websites are easy to view and use since all the content is stored in one place. This type of site can be hosted on any web server, and it’s secure because there is no need to run server-side code. However, static websites are limited. They’re challenging to update, they lack interactivity and they aren’t easily scalable.

Dynamic websites, on the other hand, can be easily updated with new content and are more scalable. They can handle more content and traffic, and the content is customized to each user. The downsides are that dynamic websites require more server resources and can be less secure than their static counterparts.

If you’re building a new website, contact Magna Technology for a quote. We’ll be happy to explain the benefits of a static website and dynamic website, and what costs you can anticipate for your project.