What Are The Types of Websites And Their Benefits

Since the dawn of the internet, websites have persisted as fast and efficient means of sharing information globally. But what are websites anyway (apart from being intangible things that we associate with computers)? and what types of websites are out there? Again, we have our interns to share their precious knowledge with you:

Edward:

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Purpose, benefit

A website is a collection of web pages. Most  web pages are written by Hypertext Markup Language (HTML). There are two types of website:

  • Static website
    • A static website is defined as web pages with appearances that are fixed. Static website are used to provide consistent and standard information to user. It may include information about a company and product through text, image, animation, audio/video and navigation.
  • Dynamic website
    • A dynamic website is defined as web pages that are flexible. It might make changes or customizes itself frequently. Dynamic website commonly written in Java, PHP, Ruby, Python and more languages. Dynamic website loads faster, interactive and are easy to make.

The majority of websites are aimed to make profit by direct/indirect sales or selling good and services. There are various types of websites that can be beneficial.

  • E-commerce
    • Main purpose of an e-commerce website is selling products or services via the website. In my opinion, using e-commerce website to sell products or services is more productive. Limited edition product selling on website can be earned double or triple. Besides, advertising products or services on e-commerce website is free-of-charge. The beneficial can be reached through website instead of finding a reseller and sell your product which takes long time.
    • Example: Amazon.com
  • Forum
    • Forum website are one of my favourite websites. They are used to interact with with people and discuss various topics. Moreover, question can be posted on forum for discussion like “what is the best gaming laptop currently?” Thus, information and feedback are useful that can be beneficial to increase your knowledge and make you think from a different angle.

Teck Kan:

teck kan-1In my opinion, a website can be a place where people around the world use to share their knowledge, their life experience and things happen around the world such as news, events and cultures. Organizations uses websites to publish and promote their products, services and things related to their business. In conclusion, website has provided us a place for sharing, what other people needed to do is just find the correct website with the information they needed.

There are many types of websites such as social media websites, documentary websites, search engine and directory types of websites and …etc. An example of social media website is facebook.com which is one of the most popular social networking. Benefit of using this is that we can connect with all our friend and family around the world and it can help us locate old schoolmates and past colleagues through their search system. An example of documentary website is Wikipedia.org which dedicated to the purpose of providing information of all kinds. Wikipedia is a really good documentary website, the information it provides range from historical to today technology. It also comes with all types of languages, which we can choose the language that we are comfortable with. There is a downside of this website which is any people can change the document store in this website by using an account. Lastly an example of search engine and directory types of website is google.com. It is a popular website that helps users quickly locate information or other website. But it is recommended having parent’s guidance for children to use it or turn the family safety filter on.

In my opinion, website can be a place where people around the world use it to share their knowledge, their life experiences and things happen around the world such as news, events and cultures. Organizations uses website to publish and promote their products, services and things that related to business. In conclusion, website has provide us a place for sharing, what other people needed to do is just find the correct website with the information they needed.

There are many types of websites such as social media websites, documentary websites, search engine and directory types of websites and etc. An example of social media website is facebook.com which is one of the most popular social networking. Benefit of using this is that we can connect with all our friend and family around the world and it can help us locate old schoolmates and past colleagues through their search system. An example of documentary website is Wikipedia.org which dedicated to the purpose of providing information. Wikipedia is a really good documentary website, the information it provide go from historical to today technology. It also come with all types of languages, which we can choose the language that we are comfortable with. There is a downside of this website which is any people can change the document stored in this website by using an account. Lastly an example of search engine and directory types of website is google.com. It is a popular website that helps users quickly locate information or other websites. But it is recommended that parents watch over their children as they use the search engine. One way to do that is by enabling content filtering.

 

Srinivasan:

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A website is basically a location on the Internet which is a collection of other related webpages. There are websites available for various uses; and can be categorized as forums, social networking, informational, blogs, online business websites, etc. But more broadly, there are two kinds of websites:

  • Static Websites:
    These refer to the earliest standard of websites, which just present a static set of data which cannot be changed and do not interact with the user in anyway except for some buttons and information. The information on the website can only be changed by someone with access to the source files, and knowledge of markup languages. Most company websites are static websites.While I say that this was the norm back in the 90s and the early 2000s, it doesn’t mean static websites have fallen out of favour. They are still used to deliver information which doesn’t need user interaction, and they are cheaper and easier to develop. However, the use of dynamic websites has increased drastically.
  • Dynamic Websites: 
    These refer to the newer websites which support user interaction, and can dynamically change content within a certain scope according to what the user inputs. These are very commonly used these days to simplify user input like in blogs, etc., and to allow for online discussions; such as in forums and social networking. It can even allow the user to upload files and documents.These are the numerous advantages that one would get by using a dynamic website. However, they are more expensive to host and develop; as there are many possibilities of user input that should be programmed for. Hosting, as a result, costs more as a larger number of data needs to be handled.  However, with computing power, storage and bandwidth capability becoming cheaper by the day, more and more people are switching to dynamic websites to increase the scope of user activity that the website can accommodate.

Zia:

What is a Website:zia-1

A website is a set of interrelated web pages served from a unique domain or address. Generally, a website is written using Hyper Text Markup Language (HTML). We must know HTML to create a unique and custom website. There are two category of websites. One is Dynamic and another one is Static. Static website is no longer used now a days

Types Of Website:

  1. Personal website
  2. Photo sharing website
  3. E-Commerce website
  4. Audio file sharing website
  5. Data/File storing website.
  6. Website for building website.
  7. Online payment website.
  8. Entertainment website
  9. Blog
  10. Social media website etc.

 

Personal Website: Sometime, Many of our internet service provider offers us some free server space to create our own website where we can store our family picture and an online dairy.

Photo Sharing Website: This website helps us to store our images. We can store there HD quality of images and share those images with social media sites such as Flickr, Instagram, photo bucket etc.

E-Commerce website: Basically, an e-commerce website is built for business purposes. We can sell or buy things through the e-commerce website such as E-Bay, Flipcart, Jabong … etc.

Audio file sharing website: This website is actually used to show portfolio of music. There are  some websites where we can upload our music or audio files. We can create profile there and show music portfolio of us. The most popular website are Sound Cloud, Media Fire etc.

Data/File storing website: If we want to store or backup our important files then such a website is built for that. A file storage website is know as Cloud Store. Sometimes we lose our important files because of hardware failures. If we store files to the cloud, there would be no risk of losing the files, because this type of sites have data backups as integral part of their services. An example of this file storage sites are Dropbox, Google Drive, I cloud, CloudBarry… etc.

Website for building website: There are some online platforms that help us to create websites easily. We don’t have to be programmers to create a website. Using those platform though, we can build websites with little time and effort. There are so many website templates and controls are already made by many developers from around the world. All we need to do is just drag and drop to create website. Most popular platform to create sites is listed below:

  1. weebly.com
  2. wix.com
  3. yola.com
  4. webs.com
  5. wordpress

Online payment website: Sometime we need to make payment through the online, so this website allow us to make secured payment. Example: Paypall, Skrill, MoneBookers etc.

Social media website etc: Todays most popular website is social media website. Facebook , twitter and You tube are the best examples of social media websites. Besides this, social media is also help us to make money. If we upload a video to youtube/facebook if the video gets huge response and like then we can earn money for that video.

Entertainment website: Some website are created to entertain people through out the world. 9gag, meta café are one of them. You tube is also known as entertainment website.

Blog: Blog is basically created for sharing opinion based on a topic. People of all over the world can comment on the blog by signing up there. When we search google reagrding any issue then blog helps us to solve our problem. We can see the solution of our problem given by the other people from different country.

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