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Difference Between Web application and Website

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  • Last Updated : 27 Jan, 2022
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Web Application: Web application is a piece of software that can be accessed by the browser. A Browser is an application that is used to browse the internet. 
Web application needs authentication. The web application uses a combination of server-side scripts and client-side scripts to present information. It requires a server to manage requests from the users. 
Example: Google Apps, Amazon, YouTube

Website: Website is a collection of related web pages that contains images, text, audio, video, etc. It can be consist of one page, two pages, and n number of pages. 
A website provides visual and text content that users can view and read. 
To view a website requires a browser(Chrome, Firefox). There are many types of websites like Archive website, Blog, Community website, etc. 
Example: a restaurant’s web page where you can view the menu, hours of operation, etc. Or, a forum or blog. 


Below is a table of differences between Web Application and Website: 

Web Application Website
Web application is designed for interaction with end users. Website basically contains static content.
The user of web application can read the content of web application and also manipulate the data. The user of website only can read the content of website but not manipulate .
The web application site should be precompiled before deployment. The website does not need to be precompiled .
The function of a web application is quite complex. The function of website is simple.
Web application is interactive for users. Web site is not interactive for users.
The browser capabilities involved with a web application is high. The browser capabilities involved with web site is high.
Integration is complex for web application because of its complex functionality. Integration is simpler for web site.
Web application mostly requires authentication In web site authentication is not necessary.
EXAMPLE :- Amazon, Facebook, etc. EXAMPLE :- Breaking News, Aktu website, etc.


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