What is a Website & Do I Need One?

In simple words, a website is a collection of web pages. Web pages are documents that are accessed through the Internet, such as this one.

A website or simply site is a set of related web pages that may contain content such as text, images, video, audio. A web page is what you see on your computer screen(or mobile screen) when you type a web address or when you click somewhere on a link or put a query in a search engine. A webpage is a document, commonly written in plain text with some formatting instructions of Hypertext Markup Language (HTML). A webpage may contain elements from other websites with suitable markup anchors.

Web pages are accessed and transported with the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP), which may or may not be secure. If it is secure it will use HTTPS otherwise it will use HTTP. The user’s application, often a web browser, translate the page content according to its HTML markup instructions onto a display terminal.

A website is hosted on a web server, accessible via a network such as the Internet through an Internet address is known as a Uniform Resource Locator(URL). All publicly accessible websites collectively known the World Wide Web(WWW).

Websites may have different sizes. A website can have only one page while another website may have thousands of pages, depending on what the site owner is trying to deliver. Another important thing related to a website is Home Page. When someone gives you their web address, in most of the cases, it is the address of their website’s home page, which should introduce you to what that site offers, the purpose of the website or something related to the website owner. From the home page, you can click on links to reach other parts of the site.

Why I need a website?

Now the question is Why Do I need a website? The answer is very simple, With your own website, your business is open all day, every day! No matter where you are. Even while you’re sleeping or playing a game or going on holidays, your online website or electronic store(eCommerce website) can receive orders, serve your customers and help you make money! The Internet has become a big resource of information for people of all age groups. Whether you are a businessman or student, you discover the advantages of getting online. It is the ease of use and the most cost-effective means of advertising. You can do almost everything with your own website. With your own website you can:-
• Promote Your Products
• Promote Your Company Services
• Promote Your Ideas with others
• Offer 365*24*7 services to your customers
• Improve Branding of your products
• Reach Global Market
• Spread awareness about your new services
• Improve Communication

Types of website

As per function, a website may be a personal website, a commercial website, a government website, or a nonprofit organization website. But we are discussing types of a website based on their behaviour or the technology they use. By technology, I mean to say that the method on which the site is based or the method used to build the site. This method actually decides how the website deals with its data, content and how an interface is provided to its visitors. Usually, this kind of division deals with programmers and website developers. With the user point of view, the difference is how he interacts with the website or with website data. These are:

Static Website
Dynamic Website

Static websites are those that show the same content every time to all the users i.e. the website or the information does not change over time and remains in the same form as sent by the webserver. Static websites are mostly coded in Html and CSS. Static websites are relatively easy to build as they just require HTML and CSS. A person can create a static website without knowledge of these languages by using website development software like Dreamweaver, CoffeeCup, Front Page can be used to benefit the developer.

Unlike static websites, dynamic websites deliver dynamic information to the user i.e. the website that can change over time when sent to the user according to some criteria. A dynamic website is one that changes or customizes itself depend on users. Dynamic websites may use database which verifies a user and shows content based on the user profile. When you use your Facebook account, it shows different information to different users based on the username and password you entered. Your profile may have different profile cover and your friend may have different. A dynamic website can be created with the help of different programming language, some famous language are JavaScript, PHP, Python, ASP.Net. We will not cover this language in this tutorial, you can learn this from W3School.com

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