We have all heard about different websites present on the internet such as Google, Youtube, Facebook, Twitter etc. But what exactly is a website? What is it made up of?
Imagine you just found a 100 year old book in your attic that contains a wealth of information about the world wars. It also has a collection of photographs that revealed some secrets that are lesser known to the public. You wanted to share this information with the world, but how?
One way is to go to the newspapers and get it published, but it can still not reach all the people across the world. What would be an easy and best possible way to share this information to people around the world? Publish it on the internet!
When you publish it on the internet, anyone from around the world having a computer or a smartphone with an access to the internet will be able to consume your content.
You can publish this information on social networking websites such as Facebook, Twitter or Youtube or create your own website to publish it.
So, a website, simply put, is a collection of information present in different formats such as texts, images, videos, graphs that is published on the internet to helps its users consume them.
But just like you, there are millions of people who are sharing information on the internet, so how do you make your contents accessible from other people’s information? This problem is very similar to having thousands of building in a city and needing to find a particular building. How do we do that? We will discuss about this in the future articles