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Web site

[′web ‚sīt]
(computer science)
A collection of thematically related, hyperlinked World Wide Web services, mainly HTML documents, usually located on a specific Web server and reachable through a URL assigned to the site.

Web site

A presence on the World Wide Web. As of 2016, there are more than one billion Web sites. To qualify as a bona fide site, it must be available over the Internet around the clock. Also spelled as one word ("Website") with or without a capital "W," a site is a collection of Web pages (files) coded in HTML that are linked to each other and to pages on other sites. A Web site is run (hosted) on a Web server by the site's owner, by a hosting provider or by an Internet service provider (ISP). See Web hosting and Web server.

Web Sites by Other Names
A "portal" is a Web site that covers a topic or industry, while "search engines" are sites that index all the content on the Web. "Social networking sites," "blogs" and "wikis" are sites that contain user-generated content. An "extranet" is a password-protected Web site for subscribers or business partners. See portal, search engine, social networking site, blog, wiki, extranet and intranet.

All the Web sites mentioned above are exposed to the general public via the Internet. However, an "intranet" (intra-net) is a private, internal Web site for employees only that resides on the local network safely behind the company's firewall (see intranet). See Web vs. Internet, Internet domain name, ISP, HTML and HTTP.
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