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Static Content


Static Content: Static content refers to content or a page on a website which does not change frequently. It may also refer to content without social elements that doesn't require dynamic programming languages.

Static content is published to regular files on your server through a relatively simple process. Advantages of static content include rapid upload speeds, simple and clean URLs, and compatibility with all forms of web servers. Static content also doesn't require special code or database access, making it fairly secure, and it also uses web caching systems to increase online visibility and site performance.

Sites with static content often perform well. However, each change must be republished for viewers to see updates, and static content can't make use of login status or password protection to control who views content.

Static content exists in contrast to dynamic content, which is generated for the viewer the moment they request the page. Another viewer might get a different page at the same time, and the same viewer might get a different page at a different time. This is a good model for pages that feature viewer-specific content like user profiles or member-only pages. It takes more resources and coding than static content.