A website is a collection of webpages under one domain name and published on at least one server. They are usually set up for a specific purpose or around a particular topic.
The top most visited website (as of December 2022):
All public websites make up the world wide web. There are private website on company servers, such as employee phone directories, which are not accessible from outside the corporation.
The first website was created in 1990 by Tim Berners-Lee, a British physicist at CERN. Three years later, in 1993, CERN announced that everyone could access and use the World Wide Web for free.
This is based upon the top-level domain:
Government agency - .gov
Educational - .edu
Nonprofit - .org
Commercial - .com
Information - .info
They can also add country specific such as .it or .fr.
Websites are accessed using a web browser. Some of the more popular ones are:
Search is an important feature not only for finding information but also different sites.
So these these are:
- Duck Duck Go
Presearch is a search engine that is run on a number of decentralized nodes. This is designed to break the stranglehold centralized entities have on search. The goal is to make this censorship resistant whereby the algorithm presents results based upon the data input and not to manipulate what people see.
This is tied to cryptocurrency where people can get rewarded for using the search engine.
There are two basic modes.
A static webpage is one that does not change very often. This is usually coded in HTML and does not take information in frequently. An example of this might be a sales brochure that is uploads.
Visitors can see the information but that is all.
A dynamic website is one that updated frequently. This is also programmed in HTML but using other languages. Interaction among users is common. For example, a comment section is a way to make a website dynamic. Another is a site that provides real time quotes for stocks.
We can see different sites contain pages that are both static and dynamic.