Website

The usap.gov website
The nasa.gov home page in 2015
Server-side programming language usage in 2016.

Collection of web pages and related content that is identified by a common domain name and published on at least one web server.

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Traditional browser arrangement: UI features above page content

Web browser

Application software for accessing the World Wide Web or a local website.

Application software for accessing the World Wide Web or a local website.

Traditional browser arrangement: UI features above page content
Nicola Pellow and Tim Berners-Lee in 1992
Marc Andreessen, lead developer of Mosaic and Navigator, in 2007

When a user requests a web page from a particular website, the web browser retrieves the necessary content from a web server and then displays the page on the user's device.

Google Search homepage as of March 2020

Google Search

Search engine provided by Google.

Search engine provided by Google.

Google Search homepage as of March 2020
Google Search homepage as of March 2020
A definition link is provided for many search terms.
A screenshot of the Google Videos homepage in 2016.
A screenshot of the Google Videos homepage in 2016.
A screenshot of suggestions by Google Search when "wikip" is typed
Product Sans, Google's typeface since 2015
A screenshot of the error of January 31, 2009.

For websites that are currently down or otherwise not available, Google provides links to cached versions of the site, formed by the search engine's latest indexing of that page.

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.

Business model innovation is an iterative and potentially circular process

Subscription business model

Business model in which a customer must pay a recurring price at regular intervals for access to a product or service.

Business model in which a customer must pay a recurring price at regular intervals for access to a product or service.

Business model innovation is an iterative and potentially circular process

Industries that use this model include mail order book sales clubs and music sales clubs, private web mail providers, cable television, satellite television providers with pay television channels, providers with digital catalogs with downloadable music or eBooks, satellite radio, telephone companies, mobile network operators, internet providers, software publishers, websites (e.g., blogging websites), business solutions providers, financial services firms, health clubs, lawn mowing and snowplowing services, pharmaceuticals, renting an apartment, property taxes, as well as the traditional newspapers, magazines, and academic journals.

The hierarchical domain name system, organized into zones, each served by domain name servers.

Domain name

String that identifies a realm of administrative autonomy, authority or control within the Internet.

String that identifies a realm of administrative autonomy, authority or control within the Internet.

The hierarchical domain name system, organized into zones, each served by domain name servers.
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absolutepoker.com
channelsurfing.net
libertyreserve.com

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

Hypertext Transfer Protocol

Application layer protocol in the Internet protocol suite model for distributed, collaborative, hypermedia information systems.

Application layer protocol in the Internet protocol suite model for distributed, collaborative, hypermedia information systems.

URL beginning with the HTTP scheme and the WWW domain name label
Tim Berners-Lee
An HTTP/1.1 request made using telnet. The request message, response header section, and response body are highlighted.

A web browser, for example, may be the client whereas a process, named web server, running on a computer hosting one or more websites may be the server.

HTTP cookies share their name with a popular baked treat.

HTTP cookie

HTTP cookies share their name with a popular baked treat.
A possible interaction between a web browser and a web server holding a web page in which the server sends a cookie to the browser and the browser sends it back when requesting another page.
In this fictional example, an advertising company has placed banners in two websites. By hosting the banner images on its servers and using third-party cookies, the advertising company is able to track the browsing of users across these two sites.
A cookie can be stolen by another computer that is allowed reading from the network
Cross-site scripting: a cookie that should be only exchanged between a server and a client is sent to another party.

HTTP cookies (also called web cookies, Internet cookies, browser cookies, or simply cookies) are small blocks of data created by a web server while a user is browsing a website and placed on the user's computer or other device by the user's web browser.

JavaScript

Programming language that is one of the core technologies of the World Wide Web, alongside HTML and CSS.

Programming language that is one of the core technologies of the World Wide Web, alongside HTML and CSS.

As of 2022, 98% of websites use JavaScript on the client side for web page behavior, often incorporating third-party libraries.

The home page of a website displayed in a web browser

Web page

Hypertext document on the World Wide Web.

Hypertext document on the World Wide Web.

The home page of a website displayed in a web browser

A website consists of many web pages linked together under a common domain name.

Bricks and mortar retail shops on Marylebone High Street, London

Brick and mortar

Organization or business in a building or other structure.

Organization or business in a building or other structure.

Bricks and mortar retail shops on Marylebone High Street, London
The Galanterie-, Kurz- und Spielwaren-Laden store in Uetersen, Germany in 1901
A fruit stand at a village market in Afghanistan.
Bricks and mortar retail shops along the Fredrikinkatu street in the center of Helsinki, Finland

An online-only business needs to have an attractive, well-designed website, a reliable e-commerce system for payment, a good delivery or shipping service and effective online marketing tactics to drive web traffic to the site.