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What is Web site?

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What is Web site?

web page or webpage is a document commonly written in HyperText Markup Language (HTML) that is accessible through the Internet or other network using an Internet browser. A web page is accessed by entering a URL address and may contain text, graphics, and hyperlinks to other web pages and files.

How many websites are there in the world?

As of Janaury 2014 there are around 861,379,000 registered host names, which is an increase of around 350,000 compared to December 2013. However, the number of active websites recorded in January 2014 actually contracted by around 4 million to just over 180,000,000.

Types of website

Websites can be divided into two broad categories – static and interactive. Interactive sites are part of the Web 2.0 community of sites, and allow for interactivity between the site owner and site visitors. Static sites serve or capture information but do not allow engagement with the audience directly.

Some web sites are informational or produced by enthusiasts or for personal use or entertainment. Many web sites do aim to make money, using one or more business models, including:

  • Posting interesting content and selling contextual advertisingeither through direct sales or through an advertising network.
  • E-commerce- products or services are purchased directly through the web site
  • Advertising products or services available at a brick and mortar business
  • Freemium- basic content is available for free but premium content is paid

 

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