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Curious about what a website is and want to learn more about it, including what you need to do to set one up?

Let’s explore from the beginning. For those who are already familiar with this, you can skip ahead.

So what is a website?

A website is a collection of related web pages that can include text, images, videos and more.

Recently, some websites consist of only one page that has different sections.

More commonly, a website would have multiple pages each with specific content, like about the company, product or services, etc.

These pages are available on the internet and is publicly viewable using a web browser, such as Chrome, Firefox, etc.

We will be going into more detail of what makes up a web page later.

Types of websites

There are many categories of websites.

Broadly websites fall into one of the following categories:

  • Business
  • e-Commerce
  • Blog
  • Education
  • News and Media
  • Social Media
  • Entertainment
  • Community Forums and Discussion Boards
  • Government and Institutional

Business website

A business website is one that contains information about the company, the product or services that it provides.

e-Commerce website

An e-Commerce website is specifically targeted at selling products on the internet.

It provides details about each product, price, shipping, as well as a payment gateway that allows a customer to make payment.


Then there are websites that share content, such as articles. These can be about a person, news, articles on how to, etc.

For example, you could set up a website to share recipes, or create a portfolio to highlight your work.

Social Media websites

Social media websites enable users to connect, share content, and communicate with others online.

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn are some examples of social media websites

So, now that you know a little bit about websites, let’s move on to why would you need one?

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