Static and Dynamic Websites

What are Static and Dynamic Websites?

A static Website : Contains web pages with fixed content, each page is HTML-coded and displays the same information to each visitor. The most basic feature of making static websites easier is that they do not require any web programming or database design. Static Sites consist of several pages and are published from a web server.
They are ideal for small websites, it is very difficult to make the necessary maintenance updates etc. on static websites with a large number of pages. Therefore, large sites can often be updated simply by editing database records. Static pages are typically prepared with templates, helping to maintain a consistent layout on this site.
There are many Static websites on the Internet, static websites can only be updated by someone with knowledge about website development because they are made up of fixed pages. It is often used by small companies that want to have a presence on the Web.

Dynamic Website: Pages that can change dynamically are called Dynamic pages. It may be expensive to develop Dynamic Websites at the beginning but it has many advantages. A dynamic website owner can add content to the site at a basic level and make some updates. For example, if you want to use News, Innovations etc. can be added through a simple browser interface. Examples of Dynamic Website and its features; content management system (CMS), e-commerce, newsletter/discussion boards, uploading documents/content for Customers or Users, adding information for administrators, creating content for users...

Advantages of Static Websites

  • Flexibility One of the most important advantages of a static site is that pages can be designed in different views for each page if asked, and different modules, special effects can be put on each page.
  • Visually richer designs can be made on static websites. This is because data can be processed with chart processing programs.
  • One of the biggest advantages of Static Websites is that the loading speed of pages is better than that of dynamic sites.
  • Mobility: Static websites can be moved to other web servers much faster and easier
  • Fast to Improve
  • Cheap to improve
  • It is inexpensive to accommodate.


Disadvantages of Static Websites

  • The main problem with the static website; It occurs when you want to update your site. Unless you know the design methods used on the site, the site has to go back to the designer in any content changes to be made. If this is something like a new page design, it may be because it is necessary, but there may be a problem between the customer and the designer if it comes to changing a few simple texts.
  • The second main problem is scalability: You may want to sell products on your site, if you have many products, this is because it may be required to create individual pages for each product; it can take significant time, effort and cost.
  • Requires Web expertise before you can update your site.
  • It is not useful to the Site owner or User because there is no management panel.
  • Content Is Stagnant ( under-updated )


Advantages of Dynamic Websites

  • Content management quickly and easily by those without experience
  • They are ideal structures to show what a site will look like.
  • It's cache-friendly.
  • Much more Functional
  • Much Easier Update
  • New Content brings visitors back and helps search engines.
  • It works as a system to collaborate with staff or other users.


Disadvantages of Dynamic Websites

  • They are more expensive and slow to develop
  • Hosting costs are higher.

summary of the topic:

Today, the number of Static Sites is very high, but there are more people who understand the advantages of having a Dynamic Site. Dynamic Websites serve as an intermediary for your professional experience with your visitors.

As for which one should be preferred, "What purpose the website is intended to be used for" is an important consideration;

  • If your Website will only be for promotional or informational purposes, if you do not need to update your Site content frequently, if it will consist of a certain number of pages, if there will be no interaction with the Visitor, a static website with pages rich in visuality and loaded faster may be suitable for you.


  • If you are going to promote or sell products, if the Content is to be updated continuously, if you are going to use modules such as Reservation, advertisement, news, survey, membership system, online customer support service, etc., if you are going to keep your information in a database, your website must have dynamic infrastructure.