Web page and website are relevant concepts, but still, these are different things. And this often confuses people who are just starting to work with the Web.
As the developers at Weblium, the progressive AI website builder company, and knowing everything about websites, we want to clearly explain to you how to distinguish a web page from a website, and tell you how to distinguish one from another so that you have no questions left!
1. What is a web page?
The web page consists of various information — texts, dynamic and static images, audio and video, hyperlinks.
2. What is a website?
A website is a group of logically interconnected web pages (compare it to the book itself) that have a single domain name.
The page that is commonly referred to as a “site” is generally its homepage.
Using hyperlinks on the site pages, the visitor can quickly switch between pages — and even leave a resource for other websites, if there’s such a link in the content.
Most often, people confuse a website with a web page when the site has only one page. Such sites are called one-pagers (for example, landing pages, brochure websites, portfolios).
3. What are the differences between a website and a web page?
The website has a unique URL. Different web pages can have the identical name until they reside in different documents.
For example, website.com might contain 5 pages that have the identical domain name but different endings: website.com/about, website.com/testimonials.
A website is a platform used to display content. As for the web pages, they actually are the content on this platform.
An URL of a web page has an extension such as html, htm, php, etc. An URL of a site has no extension (only a domain has (com, net, org, etc.).
The web page address is an integral part of the chosen domain name and depends on the site. Contrarily, the site has nothing to do with the webpage address.
Time of creation
Developing a web page is less time- and effort-consuming compared to that of a website (simply because the site has many web pages).
Read more about Web Page VS Website differences on the Weblium blog!
4. When do you need to make a web page, and when you should opt for a website?
Web page (one-pager)
A one-page site is ideal for creating landing pages, brochure sites, portfolios. It features a clean, minimalist design, simple navigation, allowing creating a more fluid user experience.
Moreover, every link acquired will point to the main URL so there will always be a 1:1 ratio of links to pages.
To find out more, you just need to scroll the single-page website; there are no other pages or additional elements that distract you from the main points. It contains the right amount of easy-to-digest information for the user to take one important action (downloading smth, signing up, joining a newsletter, or even completing a commerce transaction).
As a result, a single-page site can generate 37.5% more conversions than a multi-page site.
Multi-page sites are ideal for most types of purposes — e-commerce websites, dashboards, eLearning sites, corporate, news websites, blogs, etc.
Such sites are familiar for users, they have unlimited scalability, powerful SEO capabilities (every page on a website is a new opportunity to rank itself to target an audience specific to that page’s theme), the ability to expand the range of site goals (finding investors, partners, and employees).
5. Why create a website/webpage with Weblium?
In general, deciding on what you should create — a website or a web page, you should choose that solution that suits your needs.
Since building a website using the website builder is the best option today, try creating your business website using Weblium – it’s easy, fast, and inexpensive (you can even create a decent website for free). Moreover, it is a good option both for creating websites and web pages, because Weblium offers:
- professional website templates: all Weblium templates are created by experienced developers and comply with the latest web design trends;
- advanced design customization options, which, combined with the simplest editor, will help you create a truly unique website;
- ideal structure: each template was created on the basis of an in-depth analysis of the top niche sites and contains the exact number of pages, blocks, and elements that the successful website needs;
- SEO-settings customization, which will help improve the indexing of your site;
- advanced marketing and analytics tools that will help optimize online business processes and timely track your website’s performance.