If your site revolves around content like blog posts, press releases, and videos, chances are you’ll want a system that allows you to easily add new entries.
Under certain circumstances, a CMS is a great thing to have for your site, but in many other situations, a CMS can get in the way.
You might not have time to spend editing your site. Other companies don’t have enough content to add to their site. I’ve seen many businesses spending extra money on a CMS that they never end up using.
A file-based (or static) website always has been the best and most cost-effective type of website for businesses. They are low maintenance and almost unhackable compared to CMS-based websites. Crucially in today’s world of SEO, they’re lightening fast.
If you’re making frequent changes or adding a lot of content a CMS website is a must. You would also need to keep in mind other expenses and maintenance CMS sites need e.g. updating, backing up and any plugin monthly or yearly costs. If these outweigh the advantages of adding your own content then a CMS site could be your best option.
If you’re not making many updates or you don’t have the time to do it yourself, then a static website would be more beneficial. They offer better security, faster load times, better SEO without spending more time and money.
If you have to choose between a static HTML site and a CMS website, the points above would help you make up your mind. If you’re still confused what’s best for you please contact me, I'll be happy to help you.