Types of Websites

It’s interesting 380 new websites are developed every minute.
Websites can be categorized in terms of functionality, design, and content. This means that if you were to ask an editor to name different types of websites, they would give you a completely different answer to a web developer or casual shopper.So, We provide to you a quality content about different types of websites.

Popular Types of Websites:

It might not be realistic to list every single type of websites, but this content will definitely give you information about all different types of websites. Bear in mind that most websites could (and probably will!) fit into one or more of these categories:

        1. Portal
        2. News
        3. Business/Marketing
        4. Blog
        5. Wiki
        6. Educational
        7. Media / Entertainment
        8. Advocacy
        9. Web application
        10. Content aggregator
        11. Personal



A website that offers a variety of internet services from a single, convenient location.

      • Have online communities.
      • Online community – a web site that joins a specific group of people with similar interests or relationships.  Popular portals – AltaVista, AOL, Excite, GO.com, iGoogle, Lycos, MSN and Yahoo!
      • A wireless portal – designed for Internet-capable mobile devices.



News contains newsworthy material including stories and articles relating to current events, life, money, sports and the weather. It provides summaries of printed articles.


3.Business / Marketing:

Business website contains content that promotes or sells products or services.

    • Many of these enterprises also allow you to purchase their products or services online. Also real estate services business also using these type of websites.



A blog is a website that’s regularly updated, run by one person or a small group, and is normally written in a laid-back style.

    • Weblog 

An informal web site consisting of time-stamped articles, or posts in a diary or journal format, usually listed in reverse chronological order. It reflects the interest, opinions and personalities of the author and sometimes site visitors.  Important means of worldwide communications.

    • Vlog

vlog (a video blog) – a blog that contains video clips.

    • Microblog – allows users to publish short messages
    • Blogosphere – worldwide collection of blogs.
    • Vlogosphere – all vlogs worldwide.
    • Blogger – blog author.
    • Vlogger – vlog author



A collaborative web site that allows users to create, add to, modify, or delete the web site content via their web browser.  Open to modification by the general public.

The difference between a wiki and blog is that users cannot modify original posts made by the blogger.

Examples: wikipedia, foodista, wikiHow…etc



The term ‘educational’ covers a broad range of websites. Educational websites offer exciting, challenging avenues for formal and informal teaching and learning.

Educational websites use any combination of games, articles, videos and images to educate their audience. These might be geared towards fun learning for children, or offer courses to adults, such as Coursera and EdX.


7.Entertainment / Media:

Entertainment website offers an interactive and engaging environment.

A media sharing web site is a specific type of online social network that enables members to share media such as photos, music and videos.

The content on media sites is dynamic, meaning it’s updated regularly. Big media sites will publish multiple articles and videos every single day.

    • Flickr, Fotki and Webshots – popular photo sharing communities.
    • Eyespot and YouTube – popular video sharing communities



Advocacy contains content that describes a cause, opinion or idea. •it usually present views of particular group of association.


9.Web Application:

Web application allows users to access and interact with software through a web browser on any computer or device that is connected to the Internet. • Provide free  access to their software.

Example :   Google Docs (word processing, spreadsheets, presentations)

TurboTax Online (tax preparation)

Windows Live Hotmail (e- mail)


10.Content Aggregator:

A business that gathers and organizes web content and then distributes, or feeds, the content to subscribers for free or a free.

    • RSS 2.0 (Really Simple Syndication) – a specification that some content aggregator use to distribute content to subscribers.



People publish personal web pages for a variety of reasons. They want to share life experiences with the world.

You might have heard the phrase ‘personal brand’ bandied around, and having a website can form a huge part of this.

Share pictures, share thoughts, or treat your site like a digital CV. The choice is yours!

    • Portfolio

If you’re a writer, artist or designer, you’ll want to go one step further than a personal website – this is where a portfolio website can help.

These are a way for creative to showcase their work to future employees, market themselves as freelancers, and generally get their name (and work) out into the big wide world.

Now, We hope that this content gave you satisfactory answers about different types of websites.