Difference Between Static And Dynamic Web Pages

Static And Dynamic Web Pages

Hi guys, in this article I have talked about most commonly asked questions what are static and dynamic Web pages? Last night one of my friends asked me the same query. There is the number of a website on the Internet and they are basically two main types – static and dynamic. In a  glance, you can’t be able to judge which website is dynamic and which is static.

Static vs Dynamic Website

A static site is one that is usually written in plain HTML. The user will find the same data what is written in the code of the website while the dynamic site is written using a server-side scripting language such as PHP, ASP, JSP, or Coldfusion. In such a website, the content is called in by the scripting language from some other files or from a database which depends upon the actions taken by the user.

Static websites are the cheapest to develop and host while dynamic sites can be more expensive to develop initially but their advantage are numerous. The dynamic website lets you to simply update and add new content to the site. Some very common examples of dynamic websites are content management system, bulletin/discussion boards, e-commerce system, the ability for clients or users to upload documents, the ability for administrators or users to create content or dynamic publishing.

Advantages of static websites

  • Quick to develop
  • Cheap to develop
  • Cheap to host

Disadvantages of static websites

  • Requires web development expertise.
  • Site not as useful for the user
  • Content can get stagnant

Advantages of dynamic websites

  • Much easier to update.
  • Much more functional website
  • You can easily update new content.
  • Allow multiple users to collaborate.

Disadvantages of dynamic websites

  • Hosting costs a little more
  • Slower / more expensive to develop

How to check website is static or dynamic?

Simply by looking at the page’s file extension in the URL, that is located in the address field of the Web browser you can often tell if a page is static or dynamic. If it is “.htm” or “.html,” the page is probably static and If the extension is “.php,” “.asp,” or “.jsp,” the page is most likely to be dynamic.

Another simple way, resize the window. If the website try to keep up and the content will try to stay in the window – it is a dynamic page.  On the other hand, if the website stays the same but the window shrinks (nothing happens on the page) then undoubtedly it’s a static page.

Alternative method,

If the website allows member login, there are many blog posts & it is getting data from a database then it is a dynamic website and If there is no login option, no blog, and data is not coming or not able to know, then it will be a static site.

Here at Blogging Burp, we can help you to develop both static and dynamic websites.

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