What is website ? A website/web site is a collection of web pages and related content that is identified by a common domain name and published on at least one web server.
Websites are typically dedicated to a particular topic or purpose, such as news, education, commerce, entertainment, or social networking. A webpage is containing different types of information, that may vary. For example, a page may contain, text, colors, videos, graphics, animation, sounds, links, and many more. A website is mainly containing a home page that defines the information about the website and the services or products of the website.
Hyperlinking between web pages guides the navigation of the site, which often starts with a home page. As of May 2023, the top 5 most visited websites are Google Search, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
All publicly accessible websites collectively constitute the World Wide Web. There are also private websites that can only be accessed on a private network, such as a company’s internal website for its employees.
Components of a Website
A website is a collection of webpages that are hosted on web-server and can be access using web browser over the internet.
WebHost: This allocates a space of the website on the web server to store its files. Every websites are hosted on a web host server and though they are accessible to us over the internet.
Address: This is the address for the website through which we can access the website and is commonly known as the URL of the website. When a user want to access the website on the web browser needs to put the website address/ url on the web browser.
Navigation: A navigation help the users of the website to navigate easily over the websites. The navigation is the structure of the website that define the order of the website.
Call-to-Action: A call-to-Action or CTA is a directive that is used in marketing which helps to encourage visitors to take the action. E.g. “Buy Now”, “Download Now”, etc.
HomePage: A homepage is the most important part of website. It is the first page that we see when we visit the website.
How to access Websites?
A website can be accessed through a URL or we can say the web address of the website. Every web page can be accessed by its own individual URL. A URL is made up of several sections which have their individual own function.
Third-level domain: www.
Second-level domain: clearingdomain
Top-level domain: .com or .in
Remember every single website on the internet is built with a specific purpose or goal. Different organizations and businesses run their services through their websites, aiming to provide information and services to their members and customers.
Websites also have become a medium of trading, and entertainment like playing online games, watching movies, listening to music, and so on.
Here, we’ve presented the list of the top websites according to the total monthly visits as per the report. Examples of the most visited websites on the internet include;
Google.com – 88.4 billion visitors per month
Facebook.com – 10.7 billion visitors per month
Twitter.com – 8.18 billion visitors per month
Wikipedia.org – 6.67 billion visitors per month
Reddit.com – 4.82 billion visitors per month
Instagram.com – 4.46 billion visitors per month
YouTube.com – 74.8 billion visitors per month
Lists of websites that we are going to look at
This is a list of lists of websites, sorted by type and subject, including comparisons and other lists of lists.
- Academic databases and search engines
- BitTorrent (comparison)
- Dating (comparison)
- Dictionaries (Bratinica, word web)
- Notorious markets
- Photo sharing (Pinterest)
- Question-and-answer (asked.com)
- Search engines (Firefox, Safari, Chrome, Opera Mini, etc)
- Social bookmarking
- Social networking (Facebook, Instagram, Telegram, Quora, Snap, etc)
- Defunct social networking
- Tor onion services
- Video platforms
- Web directories