The usap.gov website
The hierarchical domain name system, organized into zones, each served by domain name servers.
The nasa.gov home page in 2015
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Server-side programming language usage in 2016.
absolutepoker.com
channelsurfing.net
libertyreserve.com

A website (also written as web site) is a collection of web pages and related content that is identified by a common domain name and published on at least one web server.

- Website

Domain names are often used to identify services provided through the Internet, such as websites and email services.

- Domain name
The usap.gov website

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The historic World Wide Web logo, designed by Robert Cailliau.

World Wide Web

World's dominant software platform.

World's dominant software platform.

The historic World Wide Web logo, designed by Robert Cailliau.
A web page displayed in a web browser
A global map of the Web Index for countries in 2014
This NeXT Computer was used by Sir Tim Berners-Lee at CERN and became the world's first Web server.
The World Wide Web functions as an application layer protocol that is run "on top of" (figuratively) the Internet, helping to make it more functional. The advent of the Mosaic web browser helped to make the web much more usable, to include the display of images and moving images (GIFs).
Graphic representation of a minute fraction of the WWW, demonstrating hyperlinks
A screenshot of a web page on Wikimedia Commons
Dynamic web page: example of server-side scripting (PHP and MySQL)
The usap.gov website
The inside and front of a Dell PowerEdge web server, a computer designed for rack mounting
Multiple web servers may be used for a high traffic website; here, Dell servers are installed together to be used for the Wikimedia Foundation.
The results of a search for the term "lunar eclipse" in a web-based image search engine

Multiple web resources with a common theme and usually a common domain name make up a website.

Diagram illustrating user requests to an Elasticsearch cluster being distributed by a load balancer. (Example for Wikipedia.)

Load balancing (computing)

In computing, load balancing refers to the process of distributing a set of tasks over a set of resources (computing units), with the aim of making their overall processing more efficient.

In computing, load balancing refers to the process of distributing a set of tasks over a set of resources (computing units), with the aim of making their overall processing more efficient.

Diagram illustrating user requests to an Elasticsearch cluster being distributed by a load balancer. (Example for Wikipedia.)
Load balancing algorithm depending on divisibility of tasks
Master-Worker and bottleneck

Commonly load-balanced systems include popular web sites, large Internet Relay Chat networks, high-bandwidth File Transfer Protocol (FTP) sites, Network News Transfer Protocol (NNTP) servers, Domain Name System (DNS) servers, and databases.

In this technique, multiple IP addresses are associated with a single domain name; clients are given IP in a round-robin fashion.