Websites fall into two different major categories; static or dynamic.
These sites are database-driven, in terms of retrieving and updating content. For example, a user is able to login and edit most of the information throughout the site without the assistance of a website developer. This type of website is generally more expensive than a static website and is ideal for larger websites, including ecommerce sites. E-commerce sites allow business owners to manage thousands of products on their website effectively.
Once a static website is created, any information presented on the site cannot be edited without the assistance of a webmaster. This type of website is usually less costly than a dynamic website to build but can end up costing more in the long run to maintain it. This type of site is usually ideal for businesses that have a set line of products and/or services and not interested in a large website.