Dynamic web pages are web sites that are generated at the time of access by a user or change as a result of interaction with the user. Most Dynamic web sites are server-site, menaing that a program running on the web server (server-side scripting) is used to change the web content on various web pages, or to adjust the sequence of or reload of the web pages. Server responses may be determined by such conditions as data in a posted HTML form, parameters in the URL, the type of browser being used, the passage of time, or a database or server state.
Such web pages are often created with the help of server-side languages such as ASP, ColdFusion, Perl, PHP, WebDNA and other languages.
Benefits of a Dynamic Environment
Better SEO rates. Search engines are more likely to index pages with fresh and up-to-date context rather than old static pages.
- User Interaction. With a dynamic environment it's is very simple to interact with users, allowing them to fill in contact or inquiry forms or post comments. Also Social Networking Integration can be implemented; the result is that users are more likely to interact with a given web page.
- Fresh context. Due to the rapid expansion of social networking users are not likely to come back to a static web page. On a dynamic page we can easily implement a blog section or to stream dynamic context from a news portal (or any other RSS portal).
- User Registration. Dynamic sites allow users to register in order to enjoy better services, e.g. download useful information, technical specs or file a ticket support request.
- Lower Cost. In the long term a dynamic web site has an overall lower cost. Usually to keep a static web site up-to-date is a costly effort. In a dynamic environment users can just use an article processor to change or add context.