Static Websites

A static web page is delivered to the user exactly as stored, in contrast to dynamic web pages which are generated by a web application.

Consequently a static web page displays the same information for all users, from all contexts.

Static web pages are often HTML documents stored as files in the file system and made available by the web server over HTTP (nevertheless URLs ending with “.html” are not always static). However, loose interpretations of the term could include web pages stored in a database, and could even include pages formatted using a template and served through an application server, as long as the page served is unchanging and presented essentially as stored.

Static web pages are suitable for the contents that are not regularly updated.

Advantages of static website:
Quick to develop
Cheap to develop
Cheap to host
Disadvantages of static website:
Site is more like an online Brochure.
Site Visitor cannot interact with the site and choose content. Content can get stagnant