Given the user-focused design of dynamic websites and content management systems, it can be difficult to gauge the strengths and weaknesses of static vs. dynamic websites. Generally speaking, static websites are typically faster, more secure, and more affordable than dynamic alternatives. Here’s a more comprehensive list of pros:
- Faster performance
- Lower cost
- Higher reliability and scalability
- More secure
- Less time to create
- Easier for search engines to index
With all of these perks, static websites draw their strength from their sheer simplicity. The absence of databases and third-party applications removes potential security vulnerabilities, points of failure, performance hangups, expensive add-ons, and infrastructural inefficiencies.