This question posed in the title of this article needs to be asked by every person who seriously wants to run their own website. It is a question that needs to be answered early on, because this sets the course of how your website will run for most of its existence. The difference between dynamic and static websites lies in the definition of the term. Dynamic websites are constantly updated with fresh content on a regular basis. Static websites are the exact opposite; they’re updated less regularly, if at all. The content on a static website rarely changes.
If you don’t plan on writing new content to your website very often, a static website is the most effective plan of attack. A static website is good for websites that simple present basic information about a business, largely because this information seldom changes. Using a program that writes HTML code efficiently is important, however, for ease of changing web pages if the need does arise. Using CSS (Cascading Style Sheets), for example, makes pages much easier to edit and makes search engine optimization so much easier for your site. Since you won’t be changing the content too much, the point is to fill it with SEO-rich content that will keep your site near the top of the search engine. This will give you a statistically greater chance to generate more hits for your site.
A dynamic website is ideal for those who will be changing the website content often. The approach is geared toward more frequent visitors, such as daily, or even several times a day. Whereas static websites use SEO to draw visitors since the content isn’t necessarily going to, a dynamic website relies on the changing content to draw visitors to the page. For websites like these, a content management system is recommended. A CMS allows you to change content much easier than with other programs optimized for more static websites.
The answer to your question definitely depends on what you plan to use your website for. Static websites are ideal for businesses using them for informational purposes, people using them for personal websites, or for families. Internet marketers can use certain SEO techniques on their page to create a hybrid of the two, which would be considered semi-static. On the other hand, companies that are planning to use their website as the driving force behind their business have to use dynamic websites.
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