What is a Website?
A website is a combination of related web pages that contains images, audio, video, text, etc. A website can consist of n number of pages. It provides visual and text content that end users can view and read.
A browser is required for running and viewing a website like Chrome, Firefox, etc. There are many types of websites like Archive websites, Blog, Community websites, Domain websites, government websites etc.
Example of a Website: A government’s web page where you can view the government exam details, employ of operation, etc.
What is a Web application?
A piece of software that can be accessed by the browser is called a Web application. A Browser is an application that we use to browse the internet. The web application requires authentication. It uses combined server-side scripts and client-side scripts to present information. The web application also requires a server to handle requests from the users.
Example of a Web application: Google Apps, Amazon, YouTube, Google pay etc
Difference Between a Website and a Web application
As we have seen a fleeting introduction to a Website and Web application. Now we will study the difference between a Website and a Web application. The notable differences between these two software is described in the table provided below:
Difference Between Website and Web application
It basically contains static content.
It is designed for interaction with end-users.
The user of the website only can read the content of the website but is unable to manipulate it.
The user of the web applications is able to read the content of the web application and can also manipulate the data.
This does not need to be precompiled.
This site should be precompiled before the deployment.
The website’s function is quite simple.
The web application’s function is quite complex.
The website is not interactive for users.
The web application is interactive for users.
The browser capabilities included with the website are high.
The browser capabilities included with a web application are high.
Authentication is not necessary on the website.
Mostly Web application requires authentication.
For the website, Integration is simpler.
For web applications, Integration is complex because it has complex functionality.
Examples of websites:- Breaking News, Aktu website, etc.
Examples of web applications:- Amazon, Facebook, etc.