Types of websites

What is Website?

A website is a collection of associated network web resources, such as web pages, multimedia content, which are typically identified with a domain name. Remarkable examples are Facebook.com, wikipedia.org and google.com.

Basic Website Types

There are over 1.5 billion websites on the world wide web today. Here are basic of the most popular types of websites you’ll see around the web. While there’s some overlap between the different categories, in general each type of website has certain goals to achieve. Here we will discuss the basic types, noting that we will not include all and that there are hybrids of all those we will discuss.

  1. E-commerce Websites
  2. Entertainment Websites
  3. Portfolio Websites
  4. Media Websites
  5. Nonprofit Websites
  6. Educational Websites
  7. Personal Websites

E-commerce Website

E-commerce is the act of buying or selling of products on online services or over the Internet. You have possibly used a number of e-commerce websites before, most large brands and plenty of smaller ones have one. Any website that includes a shopping cart and a way for you to sell and buy products on the internet and provide credit card information to make a purchase falls into this category. Some examples are: Amazon.com and Daraz.pk

Entertainment Website

An entertainment service is an online service, platform or website which links back to social networking websites to help connect users and has begun to facilitate audience acquisition. Most of these websites do aim to make money, like e-commerce websites do, but usually through the advertisements that show up on the page rather than through selling specific products or services. Some Entertainment websites are: Youtube and Netflix

Portfolio Website

Portfolio websites are sites devoted to showing examples of past work. Service providers who want to show potential clients the quality of the work they provide can use a portfolio website to collect some of the best samples of past work they’ve done. This type of website is simpler to build than a business website and more focused on a particular task: collecting work samples. Some portfolio examples are: Super Akhtar and TAIBA Creations.

Media Website

Social media websites are platforms which allow the sharing of images or ideas. Media websites collect news or other reporting. Media websites generally make money through either advertisements that show up on the site, subscription models, or some combination of the two. Facebook is the biggest social media network on the Internet. Founded on February 4, 2004. It is estimated that more than 1 million small and medium-sized businesses use the platform to advertise their business.

Nonprofit Website

A nonprofit website is the easiest way for many potential donors make donations and will be the first place many people look to learn more about a nonprofit and determine if they want to support it. Nonprofit Websites used to promote the projects your organization tackles, encourage followers to take action, and for accepting donations. In particular, make sure you get an SSL certificate to make sure all payment method are secure.

Educational Website

The websites that offer online courses fall into the category of educational websites. These websites have the goal to provide educational materials to visitors, or provide information on an educational institution to them. Some educational websites will have advertisements like entertainment and media websites do. Here’s a look at websites providing free education to students. EdX and Academic Earth.

Personal Website

Personal web pages are the web pages created by an individual to contain content of a personal nature. Many people find value in creating personal websites to put their own thoughts out into the world. These websites include personal blogs, Vlogs, and photo diaries.

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