Static websites can be edited using four broad categories of software: Static websites may still use server side includes (SSI) as an editing convenience, such as sharing a common menu bar across many pages.
As the site's behaviour to the reader is still static, this is not considered a dynamic site.
Some websites require user registration or subscription to access content.
Examples of subscription websites include many business sites, news websites, academic journal websites, gaming websites, file-sharing websites, message boards, web-based email, social networking websites, websites providing real-time stock market data, as well as sites providing various other services.
They may incorporate elements from other websites with suitable markup anchors.
Web pages are accessed and transported with the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP), which may optionally employ encryption (HTTP Secure, HTTPS) to provide security and privacy for the user.
Web pages can be viewed or otherwise accessed from a range of computer-based and Internet-enabled devices of various sizes, including desktop computers, laptops, tablet computers and smartphones.
Websites are written in, or converted to, HTML (Hyper Text Markup Language) and are accessed using a software interface classified as a user agent.
Some alternatives, such as Nginx, Lighttpd, Hiawatha or Cherokee, are fully functional and lightweight.
A static website is one that has web pages stored on the server in the format that is sent to a client web browser.
Similar to handing out a printed brochure to customers or clients, a static website will generally provide consistent, standard information for an extended period of time.
Although the website owner may make updates periodically, it is a manual process to edit the text, photos and other content and may require basic website design skills and software.All publicly accessible websites collectively constitute the World Wide Web, while private websites, such as a company's website for its employees, are typically a part of an intranet.