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a group of connected pages on the World Wide Web containing information on a particular subject
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website

(World-Wide Web)
(Or "website") Any computer on the Internet running a World-Wide Web server process. A particular website is usually identified by the hostname part of a URL. Multiple hostnames may actually map to the same computer in which case they are known as "virtual servers".
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website

A website is a presence on the World Wide Web. As of 2020, there are more than one billion. To qualify as a bona fide site, it must be available over the Internet around the clock. Rendered with various spellings ("Web site," "web site" and "Website"), a website is a collection of Web pages (files) coded in HTML that are linked to each other and to pages on other sites. A website is run (hosted) on a Web server by the site's owner, a Web hosting provider or an Internet service provider (ISP). See Web hosting and Web server.

Websites by Other Names
A "portal" is a website 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 website for subscribers or business partners. See portal, search engine, social networking service, blog, wiki, extranet and intranet.

All the websites mentioned above are accessible to the general public via the Internet. However, an "intranet" (intra-net) is a private, internal website 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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Now, instead of a dot-com ending with ".com," it can end with ".biz." Other choices, with undoubtedly many more to come, are ".aero" for airline business, ".coop" for co-ops, ".pro" for professionals such as doctors and lawyers, ".museum" for museums, ".name," for personal sites, and ".info" for anybody.
Since not all personal sites are informational tours de force, some rings have specific quality guidelines to meet.
Each wall has a link to its own Web page where students can access appropriate education, reference and personal sites to help expand their knowledge of each wall and its respective region.
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