Static websites are sites that don't contain any dynamic server-side functionality or application logic. A static website consists of a series of HTML files, each one representing a physical page of a website. That's why on static sites, each page is a separate HTML file. When you visit the homepage, you are viewing the actual homepage file. In a static website, when a user which is the web browser types the address and requests for the web page, the already written HTML coded information appears for the user to be read or copied for further use. Static websites are used extensively only to provide the information that is already written in the HTML code. This information cannot be changed until it is mentioned in the source code of the HTML.
Static websites are therefore ideal for the use of providing the set of permanent information like the hotel pictures, facilities and rates whereas a real estate broker would who needs to change the market price of the properties frequently will not find the static type of website very useful. Static websites can only really be updated by someone with a knowledge of website development. Static websites are the economical to develop and host, and many smaller companies still use these to get a web presence. However its downside includes content getting stagnant, less useful, require web expertise to update content. Examples include brochure sites made up completely of HTML and CSS or even interactive client-side games built in Flash that don't interact with a server component.
Benefits of Static Website are:
- Easier to develop.
- Quick to be developed.