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Difference Between Static Vs Dynamic Website

If you are looking for a new website for you, You might be confuse whether to go static website or dynamic website. Everybody has confusion what exactly are static and dynamic websites! In This post, I have explained Difference Between Static Vs Dynamic Website to help you understanding the basic of both. A quick break down will be that static websites are quite fast in nature as they are not depended on servers, their basic work is to hand off the already prepared files to the visitor. While, dynamic websites demand more server resource, but offers more flexibility when it’s about upgrading them.

Static Web Sites:

As the word ‘static’ itself means a web page where all the material or information are offered before users in the same way it is stored.  Static web sites or pages showcase the same, constant data and information to all the users. HTML, or Hyper Text Markup Language was the first language through which people begin creating static web pages.

In the Internet technology, HTML (Hyper Text Markup Language) was the initial language or channel (you can say) by which people initiated creating static web pages. HTML provides the features of paragraphs creation, text, adding images and line breaks as well. But the most crucial feature and function of HTML language is the link creation feature. Static web pages are extremely helpful those pages or contents which doesn’t require frequent changes or updations. There are ample of advantages linked with the static web page like they’re quick and a bit cheap to create and host.

A static site is a site which is written completely with the use of HTML language. Every web page is a different document and has no databases or any external files which are drawn upon. It means that for editing such type of website you have to go through each page and edit its HTML code for the necessary changes.  This can be done using webpage editor like Dreamweaver or FrontPage, or you can also ask your web developers to make update it.

Dynamic Web Sites:

Dynamic web pages or sites are such type of web pages which shows up different contents to the viewer every time a user visits it.  It frequently gets modified depending on the accessing, time and interaction as performed by the users. There are two different kind of dynamic web pages, namely— Client side scripting and server side scripting.

In the client side scripting web pages, it gets updated according to the user’s action in that web page. Whereas in the server side scripting, the web pages gets changed every time a web page is loaded. For instance— login or sign up pages, shopping carts pages, etc. Usually, the dynamic web pages are created by using languages such as ASP, PHP, .NET and a few more. Such web pages have higher degree of functionality.

The pages of dynamic site are produced from the data stored in the external file or database.

The Key Difference between Static and Dynamic Web Sites:

In static web pages the content and theme of web pages are constant, whereas in dynamic it changes according to the need and run time.

In static, browsing and loading are quicker than dynamic web pages because it doesn’t depend on the server.

HTML language is used for creating static web pages whereas PHP, JavaScript, etc. languages are used for dynamic ones.

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