Initially all the websites were created with the help of HTML. Today it is also popular to create sites on PHP technology. So what is the difference between them? Let’s examine pros and cons of these script languages.
HTML website pros:
- HTML is perfect for small companies’ sites. HTML is also useful for creating web business cards with no dynamic content or for those pages which are not going to be updated after creation.
- Due to light weight as well as fast loading these sites are very easy to be found in search engines. They are simple and minimalistic, which are not the least of the factors as it is difficult to get lost on such sites.
HTML website cons:
- Any site content update requires editing html source files manually as there is no back-end console.
- In addition, it is desirable to know the markup language HTML; otherwise you may get confused and make some critical error such as removing something important.
PHP pros: (CMS based websites)
- It has both front-end and back-end. With the help of console the site can be configured without any knowledge of HTML markup language or PHP language. You just surf through understandable tabs and change the values according to your liking.
- Themes can be installed for free directly from the console. Although not all CMSs have this option, it is not so difficult to find a required theme template anyway. All you have to do then is to add your own logo and categories and voila – the site is ready!
- You can install any plug-ins and enjoy the benefits of dynamic pages, i.e. blog and constantly update any of posts as well as both dynamic and static pages.
PHP cons: (CMS based websites)
- The site is as heavier as a result it is loading more time.
- Its creation requires more special skills.
- Php website can be easily accessed by someone else, so you need to update it often to improve it’s security.