How is a website different from a portal?

Web portal is a medium by which users access the resources, while a website is a destination in itself. Portals and websites are distinct entities which are linked together, but they should not replace each other. A website is also a portal, if it broadcast information from different independent resources where as Web Portal refers to a website or services that provide varied resources and services such as email, forums, search engines and online shopping malls.

Some of the web portals are AOL, iGoogle, Yahoo and even more.

A website refers to a location or a domain name hosted on a server which is accessible via internet. It is a collection of web pages, images, videos which are addressed relative to a Uniform Resource Locator (URL). Websites provide content from independent resources to specific audience. The content of the website is generally focused & contains the material needed to be accessed.

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