Website vs. Portal: What's the Difference?

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Key Difference

The difference between website and portal is that the website is a cluster of web pages whereas the portal is a gateway to the World Wide Web and provide many services.

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Website vs. Portal

Website and portal are through to be same terms but there is a lot of difference between both these terms. The interface of both website and portal are same that is web based interface. If we talk about the main difference then the main difference between website and portal is that the website is a cluster of web pages whereas portal is a gateway to the World Wide Web and provide many services.  Web development is one of the most important and essential parts of computer science. There are two terms in web development that are considered to be the same are mostly being confused with each other. These terms are web pages and websites; these terms are not the same as there is a lot of difference between a web page and a website. The web page is a single thing whereas the website is a combination of web pages. HTTP and DNS are the protocols that are used to access web pages. Different web pages are connected to form a single website. A website is a cluster of webpages; these websites are placed on the internet under the domain. A website can have many web pages like options that come on a website that takes you to another web page. You can access a webpage using a web address. Any website can be made using static web pages or dynamic web pages. The content on webpages remains the same for every viewer. There are many websites on the internet the purpose of website can be different. These websites are not indexed. A web page is a signal page on a website. There is a URL of a webpage, a webpage is accessed using this URL. The usage of this web page is that web page can be shared and copied. Navigation is used to navigate a website whereas there is no need of navigation to view the website. Web pages can have text, graphics, audio, video, and a downloadable hyperlink to download another page. Portal is a gateway to the World Wide Web and provide many services. It is a typical management system that delivers the facility for organization and companies to build, share, interchange and reuse knowledge. Website is not private whereas portal is private location on the internet retrieved through a unique URL. URL is web address that has a login and a password. Portal is protected by login and user has specific password that user use for accessing portal. Content of portal is dynamic and it changed frequently. There are two types of portal that are horizontal portals that is known as horizontal enterprise portal whereas other portal is vertical portal that is known as vertical enterprise portal.  The web pages are made using any front end programming language that is HTML, PHP, PYTHON or Perl. There are search engines that crawl web pages.  Java is a very famous language for the development of a website. Java is an object-oriented programming language that uses both compiler and interpreter. Mostly all software’s are made in Java programming language. The web pages that are made of HTML these web pages are easy to load and browse. There are types of web pages such as static web page and dynamic webpage.  Static web page acquires a product to change information that change must we on the website. In dynamic web pages, a central database is used to store product information.

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Comparison Chart

BasisWebsite Portal
MeaningThe website is a cluster of web pagesPortal is a gateway to the World Wide Web and provides many services.
Organized The website is owned by an organizationPortal is user centric
PrivateWebsite is not privatePortal is private
Interaction In website, user cannot interact with a websiteThere are two way communication in the portal

 What is a website?

A website is a cluster of webpages; these websites are placed on the internet under the domain. A website can have many web pages like options that come on a website that takes you to another web page. You can access a webpage using a web address. Any website can be made using static web pages or dynamic web pages. The content on webpages remains the same for every viewer. There are many websites on the internet the purpose of website can be different. These websites are not indexed. There are search engines that crawl web pages.  Java is a very famous language for the development of a website. Java is an object-oriented programming language that uses both compiler and interpreter. Mostly all software’s are made in Java programming language. Java code can be written on Windows, Linux, and Mac OS. The syntax of C and C++ programming language is quite the same. Java produces browser to run programs that help in making a graphical user interface. Java programming language is in used and trend these days. To write Java code, a programmer needs software development kit (SDK) that includes a compiler, interpreter that is not required in C++.

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Web Page

A web page is a signal page on a website. There is a URL of a webpage; a webpage is accessed using this URL. The usage of this web page is that the web page can be shared and copied. Navigation is used to navigate a website whereas there is no need of navigation to view website. Web pages can have text, graphics, audio, video, and a downloadable hyperlink to download another page. The web pages are made using any front end programming language that is HTML, PHP, PYTHON or Perl.  The web pages that are made of HTML these web pages are easy to load and browse. There are types of web pages such as static web page and dynamic webpage.  Static web page acquires a product to change information that change must we on website. In dynamic web pages, a central database is used to store product information. HTML is hypertext markup language, HTML is a markup language that is used to make web pages. The browser read the document with HTML markup, and it creates the web page

What is Portal?

Portal is a gateway to the World Wide Web and provide many services. It is a typical management system that delivers the facility for organization and companies to build, share, interchange and reuse knowledge. Website is not private whereas portal is private location on the internet retrieved through a unique URL. URL is web address that has a login and a password. Portal is protected by login and user has specific password that user use for accessing portal. Content of portal is dynamic and it changed frequently. There are two types of portal that are horizontal portals that is known as horizontal enterprise portal whereas other portal is vertical portal that is known as vertical enterprise portal.

Key Differences

  1. Website is a cluster of web pages whereas Portal is a gateway to the World Wide Web and provide many services.
  2. Website is owned by an organization whereas Portal is user centric.
  3. Website is not private whereas Portal is private.
  4. In website user cannot interact with a website whereas there are two way communication in portal.

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