The best website is a dynamic website. The page is then custom built at the moment the visitor requests the page.
In a Content Management System (CMS), the pages are built dynamically. The text of the articles is taken from a database and shown to the visitor by the CMS. If the requested page contains images, those files are retrieved and sent to the visitor's browser.
In a dynamic website, the design and content are separated from each other. This makes such a website easy to manage. The administrator only has to deal with the content. The design is made at the start of the website. And when composing a page, the CMS merges the design and content.
A dynamic website is easy to maintain. An administrator logs in to the website via a web browser, and can change all articles from an administrator panel. And add new articles, which then automatically become visible under the previously created menu structure. If an end date + time is set, the article will no longer be shown after that time.
All this makes it easier to keep the content up to date. And that is positive for the reliability of the website.
The content of the website is stored in a database. As a result, the content can be shown to visitors in various ways. For example, a list of articles that the visitor can filter and sort.
Because the content of the dynamic website is contained in a database, it is possible to search for information on the website using a search function. This makes the website user-friendly for your visitor.
Another advantage of a dynamic website is that you can work with registered users. And you can divide those users into different user groups. These user groups can be assigned to certain levels of rights. In this way you make the content of the website available to certain groups via these permission levels.
Because you can work with users, user groups and permission levels, you can use a CMS as a portal. This makes a CMS extremely suitable for use as an intra- or extranet.
Visitors are likely to be able to reach your company by email or phone. If you want to receive information from your visitors in a structured way, you can use forms. The input of those forms can be stored in the database. And then easily exported to a spreadsheet such as MS Excel or LibreOffice Calc. Think about the privacy of your visitors when processing them.
A CMS is a system for managing content. Sometimes you want certain functionality that is not standard in a CMS. Think of adding customised forms, a forum, a photo gallery or a web shop.
If you use a flexible CMS, you can often easily expand your dynamic website with this functionality.