What is the Difference Between a Website and a Webpage?

A webpage is what you see through your browser by scrolling the window up and down. A website is composed of a group of webpages linked together. A complete website is usually fairly self-contained, with pages created and maintained by the same authors and often stored on a single computer. The pages may link to other pages that are not part of that site. We’ll take a look at how to find out more about websites later in this section.

As with libraries, websites vary in size and complexity. For example, the Valley Library’s website is a distinct site, but is also part of the larger OSU website. This tutorial is a separate website with links to various pages on the Library’s site (and elsewhere). As you’ll see, both this tutorial site and the Library’s site link to many other pages on other websites.


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