Static to dynamic websites Migration services enable clients to take advantage of the features and functionalities that the latest technologies have to offer. The migration is done with the spectrum of PHP based applications.
There are basically two main types of website – static and dynamic.
A static site is one that is written in plain HTML and what is in the code of the page is what is displayed to the user. A dynamic site is one that is written using a server-side scripting language such as PHP, ASP, JSP, or Cold fusion. In a dynamic site the content is called in by the scripting language from other files or from a database depending on actions taken by the user.
Migration from static website to dynamic database driven website can occur because of disadvantages of static website as compared to dynamic website.
- The main problem with any static site appears when you wish to update the content. Unless you are conversant with HTML and the design methods used in the site then you have to go back to the designer to have any content changes made. This may be perfectly ok when a new page is required which needs design input, but if all you want to do is change some text then it can be a nuisance for both client and designer.
- The second main problem is scalability. If you wish to sell products on your site and you have a lot of them then you may have to construct individual pages for each one, which can take considerable time, effort and cost.
The main advantages of dynamic sites are that by connecting them to databases you can easily pull in information in an organized and structured way to easily create product pages or categories of related products sorted in a variety of different ways depending on how the user wants to view them. Another benefit of dynamic websites is that they allow you to change only the content of the website and not the design, so you will not be able to accidentally break the visual style of the website. They have other benefits when websites start to get very large, as they make data management much more efficient and your website more expandable.
Based on the requirements of the clients and the complexity of the solution we offer to migrating static websites to:
- Open source CMS applications
- Develop dynamic websites from the grounds up using PHP
If you have questions about which web application might work best for you or you want to migrate existing static website to Dynamic website feel free to contact us.