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What is the main difference between Website and Web Application? I need some insight about this please.

 

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Website Vs Web Application

Websites can be accessed from a URL (Uniform Resource Locator) which means it refers to a location that hosts a number of pages on the same topic. Usually, website is the front end interface that the public interacts with. Most sites simply show static information with graphical screens and always try to gain maximum viewer attraction. Websites are mainly coded with HTML and JavaScript. Sometimes, they use JQuery, Flash/Flex scripting, Silverlight and other kind of Rich Internet Application APIs to make it more attractive. Simple websites are primarily informational in nature and limit the advanced functionality and content changes. But some advanced websites may have targets for interactive content and content management.
 
On the other hand, a Web Application is a program or an application that runs and is used on separate computers. It can exist in the Internet or in an LAN (Local Area Network). If it is on the Internet, it often hosted as a separate page of a website.  Web applications are more resource intensive when compared to websites because it mainly focuses on processing data as well as accessing databases and need lot more processing power. It is not enough to use HTML when making web application. When you call something a web application it must have both server side and client side. Each side is coded differently – server side development and client side development. So, when in server side implementation you have to code with other languages such as Java and PHP that process data which makes it a web application. Client side implementation will be carried out like  website development which formats information on the screen.
 
Web applications frequently integrate with existing business processes like accounting, Stock managing, Enterprise resource planning etc. Since it has the power of globalized access and reduced operational costs, a web application will add significant business value in revenue generation and business process optimization.

Summary

Web Site Web Application
Anybody can access For authorized users only.
Available on the internet Mostly on Intranet. Sometimes on Internet for people who are unable to access Intranet.
Collection of static pages Contains dynamic pages built using data stores
No need of access control Role based access control
Mostly updated by a single person. Everyone else have read-only access. Authorize users submit updates. And updates immediately be available to others.
No need of logon to navigate website Need to logon for navigate through the web application

 

Answered By 0 points N/A #88701

Website and Web application all about it

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Hi Asker,
 
The difference between a website and a web application is in their usage/functionality. Although they may or can be written with the same languages such as java or HTML, their purpose will differ from each other. A detailed explanation is as follows:
 
A Website is a collection of pages, commonly in HTML formats to display information throughout the internet. It can be accessed through browsers like Internet explorer, Mozilla and etc. by just typing its URL in the browser address bar. Since websites are now popular, they are extensively used in research, communication, shopping, banking and all other applications accessible via the internet.
 
A Web Application in contrast, is software that is driven by a browser based environment. It can be accessed by using the browser just like opening a website. However, its sole purpose is to minimize the installation, updates, maintenance of the product by installing it to a dedicated server where all computer units across the network have access. A web application is mainly used in a intranet by organizations with large networks of computers that use software stored on a centralized server.
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