What Is A Website?
A web site or Internet site, also abbreviated to clear the site if the information context is a set of related web pages, or a hypertext structure of documents with a browser accessible via the World Wide Web on the Internet.
Types of websites
In terms of structure and technology used, Web sites can be distinguished broadly into two main types:
* Static sites
* Dynamic sites
The websites have static content is the sole reading. They are usually updated with a low frequency and are maintained by one or more persons acting directly on the code of the page (via appropriate web editor). This is traditionally the first generation of websites.
Web sites have dynamic content instead dynamically drawn (usually by connecting with a database) and provide content that can vary depending on many factors. Dynamic Web sites are characterized by a high interaction between site and users, some elements that characterize the dynamics of a site can be: the interaction with one or more databases, the presence of forms for sending emails or other operations, the time display servers, various operations on the file system (such as dynamic creation of documents, etc.) cloaking based on various parameters (including the user agent, or browser, or the resolution of … ‘user), viewing or printing or the rating of the IP addresses of users, and much more. They can be written in ASP, PHP, and many other web languages.
The change of content, which can often be upgraded thanks to some graphic editors (called WYSIWYG) even without acting directly on the code, it is generally frequent. A clear example of a dynamic site is www.wikipedia.org.
The websites are then commonly divided into categories to frame the area of operation or services offered:
- Personal website – run by individuals or small groups of people (like family), which contains information mainly autobiographical or focus on their personal interests (e.g., A blog)
- Corporate site – functional promotion of a business or service
- E-Commerce site (or “e-commerce”) – specializes in the sale of goods and / or services via internet
- Community site – a site where users can communicate with each other, for example through chat or forums, forming a virtual community
- Download site – large collections of links to download software (video game demos, pictures, etc.).
- Forum: a place to discuss by posting and reading messages, organized for discussions (threads) and messages (post)
- Informative site – with content aimed at informing the user, but not strictly for commercial purposes
- Search Engine – keeps track of the contents of other sites and makes them available for research
- Database – a site whose main use is to search and display the contents of a specific database (e.g., the Internet Movie Database for movies)
- Fun site – a site that is in itself a game or serve as arena to allow multiple people to play
- News aggregator – taking them automatically from the network offers content from many sources simultaneously, and is similar in this to search engines that exploit the results of user searches aggregating and storing them in a database using criteria such as type of media (photos, video , text, etc..) and textual content. The result is a site that is growing exponentially and is enriched at infinity of pages with content relating to the subject of the basic set during installation but aging on user preferences, all automatically.
- Link farms – sites created solely to offer links to other sites (often in exchange for royalties in cash)
Many sites are a cross between two or more of the above categories. For example, a corporate site can simultaneously advertise their products and publish materials.
Is called a portal website which has assumed that they constitute a starting point, a gateway to a large group of resources for web users, the topic of the portal may be more or less general or specialized ( vertical portal).
Some websites have restricted areas or sections accessible only upon payment of a fee, registration, or assignment of a password.
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