WordPress was once regarded as just a blogging tool but it has quickly become a full fledged content management system (CMS) for professional web designers to create millions of sites across the world.
Static websites (where the data and content do not change regularly) do not require any Web programming or database design. A static site can be built by simply creating a few HTML pages and publishing them to a Web server. Since static Web pages contain fixed code, the content of each page does not change unless it is manually updated by the webmaster, thus dependency on the web developer.
Do you want to launch a business website but not sure how to get started?
What is WordPress?
WordPress is a Content Management System (CMS). Content Management Systems allow YOU to manage your website from a user friendly interface. You can make all the changes on your website from an admin area which is quite easy to understand, even for absolute beginners.
It is important not to confuse WordPress.org with WordPress.com. WordPress, the open source CMS is available on WordPress.org. On the other hand, WordPress.com is a blog hosting service.
Advantages of Using WordPress
Easy to Update – You can simply login to your WordPress site and add new pages without paying your developer. WordPress is easy to use and has an intuitive user interface, which makes it easy for you to create or update pages on your site.
Professional Templates – There are thousands of ready-made templates that you can use on your site. These themes are developed by professionals from all over the world.
Incredibly Powerful – WordPress websites can be easily extended with plugins. By installing plugins, you can add any functionality to your existing website such as adding a contact form, adding a reservation system, adding a photo gallery, and more.
Full control and Ownership – You get full control of your website, its domain name, and all its contents. You can make any changes you want, and there is no limit on how much your site can grow in popularity, traffic, sales, and users.
Disadvantages of Using WordPress
Learning Curve – While WordPress is easy to use but it takes a while for most beginners to get familiar with the software. There is plenty of help available to get over this learning curve quickly, but it will take a little effort.
Maintenance – You will be responsible for keeping WordPress, installed plugins, and themes up to date. You can also use managed WordPress hosting who can do this for you.
What is a Static HTML Website?
HTML is the markup language used to display web pages. Most websites on the internet use HTML with a variety of markup and scripting languages to create web pages.
Having said that, Let’s take a look at advantages and disadvantages of a HTML website for your business.
Advantages of a HTML Website
Little to No Maintenance – Once your website is live, you do not need to install any updates or regularly backup. If nothing is changed, you can just backup your website once and forget about it.
Low Requirements – HTML websites don’t need servers with PHP or MySQL installed on them. They can run on cheaper server with low resources. Although We at DiptiK offer PHP and MySQL support.
Disadvantages of a HTML Website
No Updates – Unless you know HTML/CSS, static HTML websites can be very difficult to update for beginners. You will need to hire a developer even for smaller tasks like adding new pages, updating old content, or uploading videos or images.
No Additional Features – If your business grows and you want to add a feature to your website like a store, a survey or poll, a gallery, etc. All of this would require you to hire a developer and in most cases they would recommend you to move to WordPress.
Costs – Considering that you will have to hire people even for smallest tasks, the cost of a HTML website could get much higher than a WordPress website in the long run.
What is Better? WordPress or HTML?
Now that we know the pros and cons of both WordPress and HTML websites. Let’s talk about which one is better for your business website.
If you are certain that you will never want to update, change, or add anything new to your website, then by all means go for a HTML website. It will be faster and will serve your purpose.
If you want to have the freedom and control of your website and not waste money on monthly retainers paying developers to add images, then WordPress is obviously the better choice.
For those who want grow their business website to make you more money, then WordPress is the way to go forward.
Using WordPress you can add content to your website without hiring anyone.
You can add a blog section to keep your customers updated, or even build your own email list and keep bringing more customers to your business.
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