These websites are also called electronic brochures.
These kind of websites do not require any database programming.
Small businesses and professionals opt for these type of websites. For example – professionals like Lawyers and Accountants use 4-5 page static websites to display their services. These sites are kept before they develop more complex (Dynamic) websites. These websites are also used for short term needs like events, and promotions.
Static or entry level websites always show the same content. It does not necessarily mean that a static website’s content is only limited to text. It may contain text, images, video and audio. But that content does not change itself. It has to be manually updated by someone who has web design skills.