WWW FAQs: What is a website?


2007-02-23: A website is a collection of web pages maintained by a single person or organization. In most cases, a website has a distinct fully qualified domain name, such as www.boutell.com. Everything on www.boutell.com, such as this page, is considered to be part of the www.boutell.com website.

Less often, a set of pages beginning "lower down" than the home page of the site will also be referred to as a website. These pages will almost always have URLs that begin with a common "stem," such as:


http://example.edu/~professorsname/

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