A website, also written Web site, web site, or
simply site, is a collection of related web pages
containing images, videos or other digital assets. A
website is hosted on at least one web server,
accessible via a network such as the Internet or a
private local area network through an Internet
address known as a Uniform Resource Locator. All
publicly accessible websites collectively constitute
the World Wide Web.
A web page is a document, typically written in plain text interspersed with formatting instructions of Hypertext Markup Language (HTML, XHTML). A web page may incorporate elements from other websites with suitable markup anchors.
Web pages are accessed and transported with the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP), which may optionally employ encryption (HTTP Secure, HTTPS) to provide security and privacy for the user of the web page content. The user's application, often a web browser, renders the page content according to its HTML markup instructions onto a display terminal.
The pages of a website can usually be accessed from a simple Uniform Resource Locator (URL) called the homepage. The URLs of the pages organize them into a hierarchy, although hyperlinking between them conveys the reader's perceived site structure and guides the reader's navigation of the site.