How to know a website is dynamic or static?

How to know a website is dynamic or static?

Discussion in 'Web Programming' started by Glenn Kilpatric, Jun 3, 2015.

  1. Glenn Kilpatric

    Glenn Kilpatric New Member

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    I came across some websites and I want to know if it's a dynamic or a static site, how to check that?

    Does any one know?
     
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  2. Hassan

    Hassan Member

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    A static site is a website that is written entirely using HTML and have no database where as A dynamic website is written using more complex code such as PHP and ASP and store data in database.
     
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    ElixantTechnology Moderator

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    Does content change on the website? Do you interact with the website in ways such as posting comments, having an account, or anything along those lines? Is the page extension anything other than ".html/.htm"? If so, the website is probably dynamic :p
     
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    Hostlumina Active Member

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    As mentioned above a dynamic site usually has a link to a database or other scripts / documents

    A good way to put it:

    Dynamic:
    Web Server <----> Database/script ----> User Web Browser


    Static:
    Web Server ----> User Web Browser