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Static Vs Dynamic Website 

A basic website is a small website with limited number of pages and built using HTML or may be even PHP. Technology is not the key here, rather the functionality. A basic website is limited in its functions. A dynamic website will have a range of functions not available in a basic website, for example, a content management System (ala WordPress, with the ability to add/edit/delete content, images and even whole pages) from an admin console, call to action items like dynamic forms in every page, Custom Messages, Blogs, Dynamic gallery for Projects showcase etc… Below you can find the list of differences, between a basic website and a dynamic website,

Static WebsiteDynamic Website
A website whose web pages are coded in HTML and the content of each page is fixed and doesn’t change unless it is edited and republishedA website whose web pages are generated in real time
Developed using client-side technologies such as HTML and CSSDeveloped using client-side technologies as well as server-side scripting languages
Content remains unchanged unless it is changed from the source codeContent changes according to user’s preferences
Simple and easier to programMore complex and difficult to program
Does not allow many user interactionsAllow more user interaction
Do not access databasesAccess information from a database
Cheaper to hostCostly to host
Update can be tedious and prone to errorsEasier to update, design updates can be much simpler
Used for small-scale websites that do not require continuous changesSuitable for large-scale websites, e-commerce and social media websites
More control and flexibility as each page design is uniqueUser has complete control over updating the design and changing the content
Plain HTML and CSS is required to create static pagesPHP, JavaScript, ASP and so on can be used to create dynamic pages

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