Static websites and dynamic websites
A website is a set of linked web resources, usually web pages, that normally have a common domain name and are published to a web server.
A website can be accessed through a public Internet Protocol (IP) network, or a private local area network (LAN), through a uniform resource locator (URL) that identifies the website and is unique.
A website is a document suitable to act as an online resource on the world wide web.
Websites are usually linked with links. The most common way to link web pages is to have links in the main menu at the top of most websites or in the footer, ie at the bottom of most websites. Such links may, however, be found within, for example, one article and may refer the reader to read relevant information contained in another article.
Static websites are suitable in cases where their content will never change or can rarely change. A static website always displays the same content to all users and cannot, for example, display a different language depending on the country of the visitor, unless dynamic features are added.
Advantages of static websites
- They are extremely secure compared to dynamic websites
- They have a much better opening speed compared to dynamic websites
- They are less likely to malfunction because fewer systems are needed to operate, e.g. databases
- They have reduced hosting costs compared to dynamic websites due to their smaller size.
Disadvantages of static websites
Dynamic websites are those websites whose structure is controlled by an application server that processes scripts located on the server. The parameters in the code determine how each website will be 'assembled' before it is sent to the user.
The server may, for example, read and execute a piece of code that says, "If the visitor views the site from France, show the content of the site with the text in French". This, of course, is a very simple example. A composite example e.g. for a hotel website it could be, "Show hotel rooms that have a fixed price for the dates requested by the user, are not booked on these dates, can accommodate at least 3 people and increase the price for users from France by 10%. "
Advantages of dynamic websites
- They have dynamic functions
- You can edit or add content to your website
- You can edit or add features
- You can change the look of your website
All of the above, of course, do not necessarily apply to all dynamic websites. There are e.g. custom dynamic websites that do not have the required code for some of the above functions but have other advantages.
Disadvantages of dynamic websites
The disadvantages of dynamic websites are usually the opposite of the advantages of static websites, as seen above. But, as we already mentioned, there are custom dynamic websites or custom online stores, with far fewer disadvantages than the average dynamic websites.
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