Updated: 10/30/2017 by Computer Hope

Computer Hope websiteA site or website is a central location of various web pages that are all related and can be accessed by visiting the home page using a browser. For example, the Computer Hope website address (URL) is The image to the right shows how the Computer Hope website looked in 2011.

How to open a website

To view a website requires a browser (e.g. Internet Explorer, Edge, Safari, Firefox, or Chrome). For example, you are reading this web page using a browser. Once in a browser, you can open a website by entering the URL in the address bar. For example, typing "" opens the Computer Hope home page. If you don't know the URL of the website you want to visit, you can use a search engine to find the website on the Internet.

When was the first website created?

The first website was built at CERN by Tim Berners-Lee and put online August 6, 1991. You can visit and browse the first website at the address.

What is the difference between a website and web page?

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

URL or Internet address

In the above URL example, the website is and the web page is "url.htm" and is always the last part of the URL.

Who creates websites on the Internet?

Any business, government, or person can create a website on the Internet. Today, the Internet consists of billions of websites created by billions of different people. You can even create a website or blog on the Internet.

What can you do on a website?

On most websites, you read the information contained on each web page, and if there are any interesting hyperlinks, you follow those links by clicking on them to find more information or to perform a task. You can also listen to music, watch videos, shop, communicate, and much more on many websites.

Should I use "website" or "web site" when writing?

Both versions are technically correct. However, most style guides suggest website (one word) instead of web site in all forms of writing.

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