Difference Between Webpage and Website

What is a Webpage?

Webpages are documents, typically written in HTML, that is accessed through a web browser such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Microsoft Edge. They can be static, like a contact page on a website, or dynamic, like a news feed.

Webpages are created by web developers and designers. The code for a webpage is written in HTML (Hypertext Markup Language). Webpages are accessed through a web browser. The browser translates the HTML code into a graphical representation that can be viewed on a monitor.

Webpages can be static or dynamic. Static web pages are those that don’t change. They are typically used for contact information or for pages that don’t need to be updated frequently. Dynamic webpages are those that can change. They are typically used for news feeds or for pages that need to be updated frequently. Webpages are typically hosted on a web server.

A web server is a computer storing files for a website. When you type in a web address, the web browser contacts the web server and requests the files for the webpage. The web server then sends the files to the web browser, which displays the webpage.

What is a Website?

A website is a group of web pages and associated content that is published on at least one web server and has been given a common domain name. A website may be accessed through a private local area network or a public Internet Protocol (IP) network like the Internet (LAN).

Websites can be used in many different ways and serve a variety of purposes; they can be personal, business-related, governmental, or non-profit organizations.

Websites are often focused on a single subject or objective, ranging from social networking and entertainment to news and education. The World Wide Web is made up of all publicly accessible websites, whereas private websites, including those for a company’s employees, are often a component of an intranet.

On some websites, accessing the material requires registration or membership. A web server, a computer system that houses websites and is linked to the Internet, is used to host websites. The web server software uses the domain name of the website to locate and serve the corresponding web pages to users who enter that domain name into their Internet browser.

Difference Between Webpage and Website

  1. A web page is a specific file that is part of a larger website.
  2. A website is a collection of web pages that are all related to each other.
  3. Websites are typically hosted on the same domain. A website can contain many different types of content, including text, images, videos, and audio files.
  4. A web page is typically accessed by typing its URL into a web browser.  A website can be divided into many different sections, each with its own URL.
  5. A website can have multiple web pages with the same content.

Comparison Between Webpage and Website

Parameters of comparisonWebpageWebsite
MeaningPart of websites having links to other pagesA cluster of related web pages addressed to a particular URL
Presented byCan have the same name even if residing in different documentsHave a particularly unique URL
UseThe content displayed on the websitePlace used to display the content
ExtensionsThe URL of a webpage has extensionsWebsite addresses do not rely on webpage addresses 
DevelopmentRequires less time to develop as being a part of the websiteRequires more time

References

  1. Webpage Background and Viewer Attitudes | the Journal of Advertising Research
  2. Website history and the website as an object of study – Niels Br├╝gger, 2009 (sagepub.com)