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The Difference Between Static and Dynamic Websites

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Static Websites

 Static websites contain fixed number of pages and format of web page is fixed which delivers information to the client. There are 110 changes in contents of web page while page is running on client's browser. This kind of web sites created from HTML and CSS coding on simple text editor like notepad. Example an organization site, institute site etc.

 Static Website pages display the exact same information whenever anyone visits it. Static Website pages do not have to be simple plain text. They can feature detailed multimedia design and even videos. However, every visitor to that page will be greeted by the exact same text, multimedia design or video every time he visits the page until you alter that page's source code.

Dynamic Websites

Dynamic websites can change the web page contents dynamically while the page is running on client's browser. This kind of websites use server- side programming like PHP, Asp.NET. and JSP etc. to modify page contents on run time. Dynamic websites use client side scripting for prepare dynamic design and server- side code to handle event, manage session and cookies, and storing and retrieving data from database. Example E-commerce sites, online form application, E-governance site, social networking sites etc.

Dynamic Website pages are capable of producing different content for different visitors from the same source code file. The website can display different content based on what operating system or browser the visitor is using, whether she is using a PC or a mobile device, or even the source that referred the visitor. A dynamic Website page is not necessarily better than a static Website page. The two simply serve different purposes.

Static Vs Dynamic Creation

Developers generally create static pages with HTML, but use languages like PHP, Javascript, or Actionscript to create dynamic pages. They can also use frameworks like Ruby on Rails, PHP or Flex for dynamic pages. Dynamic languages and frameworks also have the technical capacity to create static Web page content. However, doing so creates source code that is unnecessarily complex for its purpose while being more difficult to maintain.

Changing the content in static web pages is a difficult task because you have to develop and upload a new page while in dynamic web pages server application do this automatically.

If file extension of a URL is in .htm or .html then it is a static web pages. While if it is in .php, .asp and .jsp then it is the example of dynamic web pages.

Static web pages are created through HTML language while dynamic web pages are created by the usage of PHP, JavaScript and Actionscript languages.

Static web pages plan is an easy,if you wants to create a static and non updating web pages. While dynamic web pages method is advisable if you have plan to update the content and material frequently.

Which Should You Choose?

Many people prefer dynamic websites because they have a lot of benefits. Dynamic sites reduce ongoing maintenance costs, make data management very efficient, and enable the addition of any future add-ons such as data feeds or a comprehensive site search. They also make it impossible to destroy the layout, as might happen if you edit it from a web page editor.

There are some drawbacks to using dynamic websites. First, they usually cost more to develop, because they require more complex coding, as well as the development of a content management interface to enable you to maintain your website. Second, you will need to obtain web hosting which supports databases and dynamic languages. Fortunately, most hosts do offer these features by default.

Source :https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/difference-between-static-dynamic-websites-mangesh-bulkar

 

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