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A website, also written as Web site, web site, or simply site, is a set of related web pages served from a single web domain. A website is hosted on at least one web server, accessible via a network such as the Internet or a private local area network through an Internet address known as a Uniform resource locator. All publicly accessible websites collectively constitute the World Wide Web.

Types of websites
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 advertising either through direct sales or through an advertising network.  E-commerce - products or services are purchased directly through the web site  Advertise products or services available at a brick and mortar business  Freemium - basic content is available for free but premium content is paid There are many varieties of websites, each specializing in a particular type of content or use, and they may be arbitrarily classified in any number of ways. A few such classifications might include:

Type of Website

Description A site, typically few in pages, whose purpose is to sell a third party's product. The seller receives a commission for facilitating the sale. Enabled portal that renders not only its custom CMS but also syndicated content from other content providers for an agreed fee. There are usually three relationship tiers. Affiliate Agencies Used to preserve valuable electronic content threatened with extinction. Two examples are: Internet Archive, which since 1996 has preserved billions of old (and new) web pages; and Google Groups, which in early 2005 was archiving over 845,000,000 messages posted to Usenetnews/discussion groups. A site created specifically to attack visitors' computers on their first visit to a website by downloading a file (usually a trojan horse). These websites rely on unsuspecting users with poor anti-virus protection in their computers. Sites generally used to post online diaries which may include discussion forums (e.g., blogger, Xanga). Many bloggers use blogs like an editorial section of a newspaper to express their ideas on anything ranging from politics to religion to video games to parenting, along with anything in between. Some bloggers are professional bloggers and they are paid to blog about a certain subject, and they are usually found on news sites. A site with the purpose of creating an experience of a brand online. These sites usually do not sell anything, but focus on building the brand. Brand building sites are most common for low-value, high-volume fast moving consumer goods (FMCG). A website whose information revolves around a celebrity. This sites can be official (endorsed by the celebrity) or fan made (run by his/her fan, fans, without implicit endorsement).



Affiliate Agency

(e.g., Commission Junction), Advertisers (e.g., eBay) and consumer (e.g., Yahoo!).

Archive site

Internet Archive, Google Groups

Attack site

Blog (web log)


Brand building site

Celebrity website

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com. or show information about a certain political party or ideology. etc. A site where users could communicate with one another and share media. A site that provides a starting point or a gateway to other resources on the Internet or an intranet. Google+ Some websites may be included in one or more of these categories. in order to capture some of that site's traffic (especially from search engines) and profit from advertising revenue or in other ways. They can be similar to a personal website when it's a website of a porn actor/actress or a media sharing website where user can upload from their own sexually explicit material to movies made by adult studios. A site in which people may advertise a place of worship. such aswhite papers. Bing. elementary-high school websites generally use k12 in the URL a site which largely duplicates without permission the content of another site. U. videos. A site on which people may voice political views. Hotmail. but may also host informative documents.Phishing site a website created to fraudulently acquire sensitive information. a site on which teachers. Orkut. a porn site is a specific type of e-commerce site or business site (that is. A site that shows sexually explicit content for enjoyment and relaxation. PayPal) in an electronic communication (see Phishing). Websites that index torrent files. Gmail. students. Stack Exchange Network (including Stack Overflow) Mininova. Wikia StumbleUpon and Digg are examples. show political humor. rotten. The Pirate Bay. . Answer site is a site where people can ask questions & get answers. music. a business website may promote the business's products. such as passwords and credit card details. A site which users collaboratively edit its content. For example. A site on which people can post reviews for products or services. DuckDuckGo Shock site Showcase site Social bookmarkingsite Social networkingsite Warez Webmail Web portal Wiki site Goatse. IsoHunt p2p/Torrents website Political site Porn site Question and Answer (Q&A) Site Rating site Religious site Review site School site Scraper site Search engine site Google Search. A fansite may be a dedication from the owner to a particular celebrity. yahoo Wikipedia.S. without actually pretending to be that site. blogs. These may include games and web applications. A site designed to host or link to materials such as There are also numerous sub-categories to the ones listed above. A website that indexes material on the Internet or an intranet (and lately on traditional media such as books and newspapers)and provides links to information as a response to a query. GoodSearch. WikiHow. A site that provides a webmail For example. campaigning for Facebook. with other users. it is trying to sell memberships for access to its site) or have social networking capabilities. or provide inspiration or seek to encourage the faith of a follower of that religion. Yahoo! msn. This type of website is different from a Bit torrent client which is usually a stand alone software. A site on which people can praise or disparage what is featured. Yahoo! Answers. movies and software for the user to download. by masquerading as a trustworthy person or business (such as Social Security Administration. or administrators can post information about current events at or involving their school. such as pictures. Includes images or other material that is intended to be offensive to most viewers Web portals used by individuals and organisations to showcase things of interest or value A site where users share other content from the Internet and rate and comment on the content. msnbc.

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