When putting your business online, you will be faced with the decision of deciding what kind of website your business needs. Already, you know that your business needs a website to break into the global market. Basically, there are two common types of websites, static and dynamic but as time has progressed, the line has become blurred and now websites feature more
Static and Dynamic Websites
A static website is one that is written in plain HTML where users are only shown the code of the page. Simply, a static site is one that is information based and does not have room for interaction with end users. A dynamic site is a website written with a server-side scripting language such as PHP, ASP, JSP, or Coldfusion. Basically, a dynamic site is interaction based and contains login systems, accepts payments, forms and interacts with the users. This means the site can interact with the user based on the user’s interaction with it, meaning it can accept payments, collect forms and all the rest. It is interactive.
Benefits of a static site
Flexibility:Every page on a static site can be laid out with different themes if so desired. The owner is free to pout in any special effect and make the site unique in any way he chooses.
Speed:Because each page is pre-loaded and static, it is very fast to load and display pages.
Inexpensive: A static site is cheaper than a dynamic site. However, it is quite problematic when updating a static site as the owner of the site will have to go back to the developer in order to make any change to the site. This becomes cumbersome when only simple changes are needed and cannot be made without the designer of the site. Again, it is not advisable for e-commerce sites. You would need to create pages for each product you want to sell on your site which requires a lot of time and effort.
Benefits of Dynamic Website
Ease: With a dynamic website, you can easily create pages for all your products without using a designer or spending so much time. This is because it can be used with a CMS like WordPress which has easier templates and features.
More Features: With a dynamic website, its easier to sell your products as customers can log in to your site, fill forms and even make payments if possible. This means you really are doing business online. However, note that the design of the site is limited to the theme template used for the site. This means all your pages will be similar even though they have different products. A dynamic website is much more expensive than a static website and usually has ongoing costs with things like updates and additional features you may have to pay for. At Broaadrive, we create websites of any type, fixed to specifications at a really affordable rate. You can reach us to order for a dynamic or static website at an affordable rate.
This website is basically focused on selling products online. This website is product-oriented and its only message is ‘Come and Buy’ It is set up with all the basic integrations, payment gateways, form collections, etc. that an online store needs to thrive. This service is extensive and covers all the grounds for setting up your e-commerce website. Note that some of these integrations and features would have to be bought and the software installed. This adds considerably to the cost of developing an e-commerce website.
Benefits of e-commerce website
Search Engine Visibility:This website has all the SEO features installed and its search engine visibility leads to new customers.
Capacity for more Products: Since it is product oriented, it has the capacity to showcase as many goods as possible with any restraint or limitation. Low
Maintenance Cost: Once this site is set up, it is easy to add or remove products from shelf. This means you do not need a developer or designer to do this for you. However, its disadvantage is that it can be very expensive and due to the volume of products and orders, delivery of ordered products may be delayed. Contact us to order for an E-commerce website