Important Definitions and Ideas


Website or site: A website or site is a collection of webpages.

Webmaster: This refers to the person who designs, develops and/or maintains a website.

Webpage or web page: This refers to any page on a website. It may be the homepage or a subpage on a website.

URL: The URL is the web address of a search result block, such as http://www.microsoft.com or http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/products
.

Homepage of a website: This refers to the main page of a site. It is usually the first page that users see when the site loads. For example, http://www.apple.com
is the homepage of the Apple computer company site, and
http://www.yahoo.com is the homepage of the Yahoo! company site.

The websites of some businesses and other entities have “major sections” which may also be considered websites. Yahoo! has Yahoo! Finance, Yahoo! Sports, Yahoo! mail, etc. For example, http://www.finance.yahoo.com is the homepage of the Yahoo! Finance site.

Subpage on a website: This refers to a page on a site that is not the homepage. For example, http://www.apple.com/iphone
is a subpage on the Apple site, and
http://finance.yahoo.com/options is a subpage on the Yahoo! Finance site.


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