Ongoing costs, other than hosting and support, are almost non-existent as the owner, and even users, are able to create and edit content on the site (hence the term ‘dynamic’). On a very basic level, the website owner will be able to provide updates such as upcoming events or news, through a content management system, allowing the business owner to be more engaged with visitors to the site.
We’ve already mentioned a content management system (CMS), but other examples of dynamic websites include:
- e-commerce – selling products and services online)
- intranet or extranet sites – private sites where employees or other communities can access constantly changing information and even update information themselves
- forums and discussion boards – these were perhaps the precursor to many of the social media sites such as facebook, but there are still many that facilitate discussions around a variety of topics, including support forums where customers support each other, with the help of moderators, and help reduce customer support costs
- content management system – the ability for the website owner, or even the users, to create, add and edit content on the site.
Dynamic Website – Pros
- Simple & easy for user to update
- Customisable for all uses
- Search Engines Love Dynamic Content
Dynamic Website – Cons
- Higher developments costs
- Higher hosting costs
- Non-content changes need experts