Web page

A web page or webpage is a document commonly written in HyperText Markup Language (HTML) that is accessible through the Internet or other network using an Internet browser. A web page is accessed by entering a URL address and may contain text, graphics, and hyperlinks to other web pages and files. The page you are reading now is an example of a web page.

When was the first web page created?

The first web page was created at CERN by Tim Berners-Lee on August 6, 1991.

What is the difference between a website and web page?

A website refers to a central location that contains more than one web page. For example, Computer Hope is considered a website, which contains thousands of different pages, including this web page you are reading now.

URL or Internet address

In the above example of a URL, the web page is "url.htm" and is always the last part of the URL. For URL's that do not have an ending of .htm, .html, .php, .cgi, .pl, or other file extension, the server is loading the default index.htm web page in that directory. For example, on our contact page URL ( http://www.computerhope.com/contact/), there is no web page. In this case, the default index file loads from the contact/ directory.

Examples of a web page

As mentioned earlier, this page that you are reading now is an example of an HTML web page and what a typical web page looks like on the Internet. This web page consists of several elements including CSS, images, and JavaScript. You can view all of these elements and code by viewing the source code of the web page.

Although the body of a web page is created using HTML, that HTML code can be created using an HTML editor and written by a human or generated using server-side scripts or other scripts. Typically a web page created by a human ends with a .htm or .html file extension. For example, this page has the file name "webpage.htm". Pages created by a script can end in .cgi, .php, .pl, .p, and other extensions.

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Should I use "webpage" or "web page" when writing?

Both versions are technically correct. However, most style guides suggest "web page" (two words) instead of "webpage" in all forms of writing.

Related pages

Also see: HTTP, Internet, Internet terms, Link, Online editing, Page, Website, Web design, Web farm