Static Vs. Dynamic Websites with a CMS Panel
by Zaman Khan
The difference between a static and a dynamic website is that a dynamic website has a CMS panel built into it, while with the static… you get what you see.
A CMS panel (Content Management System) is a simple and intuitive user interface that allows the administrator to easily edit, add, and delete content such as images or text.
The dynamic website’s CMS panel has an administrator and password that allows the owner to log in and edit the content. This facilitates ease of access, and keeps the website fresh and up-to-date. Certain industries require websites that can be edited quickly and without down time. An online retail store, restaurant, real-estate company, or car showroom are examples of industries that would certainly want dynamic websites. A dynamic website allows them to edit content as new merchandise arrives.
Static websites can change but only by a webmaster. Someone must have decent skills with HTML and the development language used on a website in order to safely make edits on a static website. Not only that, but the website also must be brought offline, or rendered inoperable as a newer version is uploaded.
As programming languages and technology continues to evolve and improve, so do consumer trends. Static websites are just an inconvenience in this day and age. Dynamic websites can be edited in real time, keep your website fresh and are easy to use. Being able to edit your content has to very real advantages:
1) Regularly updating a website increases pages indexed and signals google that there is activity on your page.
2) The ability to self-edit content will save you money in the future as you can do it yourself. Static websites will need a professional.