Years ago there was not to many different ways that you could make a website or a blog. But with all the advances in code and tech over the last few years, creating a website is something anyone can do with even the most limited web site building experience.
Creating A Website With Static Pages
If you are just looking to make a website really fast you can use something called “static web pages”. These are web pages that you can code with many different syntax languages but HTML and PHP are the most common syntax used for static web pages. To create a static web page you can use a syntax editor like dreamweaver or you can simply code the syntax by hand with something like notepad.
How To Create A Dynamic Website
If you are looking to create more of a robust website you can create a dynamic website. The difference between a dynamic website and a static one is that a dynamic website consists of a database and a set of files. A static website only runs on the actual files and not with a database. So if you wanted to create a dynamic website you could do so using mySQL and PHP. You also could use asp, aspx with a SQL database. Of course you would need some experience working with those languages before you could do so.
Create A Dynamic Website With WordPress
If your looking for an easy way to get a dynamic website going in only a few minutes you can use software called WordPress. WordPress is an open source blogging / website platform that will give you all sorts of options to make a website any way you see fit. WordPress is considered a dynamic type of website because it works with php files and its also database driven.
Another nice thing about WordPress is that it is open source which means you have full access to all of the core code if you should want to make any changes. WordPress also has something called a plug-system that allows you to add additional features to your blog with the touch of a few links.
So know that you know the different types of websites that you can build you will need to determine which type you need.