What is a website and a web page?

What is a website and web page?

In English website or web site, a web site is a site (location) on the World Wide Web to contine documents (web pages) organized gerárquicamente. Each document (web page) contains text and graphics that appear as digital information on a computer screen. A site can contain a combination of graphics, text, audio, video, and other dynamic or static materials.

Each website has a home page (in English Home Page), which is the first document that the user sees when entering the website domain name getting that website in a browser. The site usually has other documents (web pages) were added. Each site is owned and managed and by one individual, a company or an organization.

As a medium, the websites are similar to movies, to television or magazines, they also create and manipulate digital images and text, but a website is also a means of communication. The main difference between a website and traditional media is that a website is on a computer network (Internet) and is encoded in such a way that allows users to interact with. Once in a website, you can make purchases, searches, send messages, and other interactive activities.

Difference between website and web page

Sometimes the term is erroneously used to refer to website website. A web page is part of a web site is a single file with a file name assigned, while a website is a set of files called web pages.

If likened to a book, a website would be the whole book and a website that website would be a chapter in that book. The title of the book would be the domain name of the website. One chapter, like a website, has a name that defines it. We say that would be a chapter, not a page of the book because it is often necessary to move on to the screen to see the entire contents of a web page, like a book you scroll through several pages to see all content of a chapter. The index of the chapters of the book would be the equivalent to site map (sitemap in English).