Difference between Website and Web Portal

In most of the cases we make mistake between Website and Web Portal and consider it as one and the same thing. But in reality both are quite different from each other. A website is basically a collection of web pages which are interlinked typically and gets hosted from one solo domain. Websites are easily accessible via internet or even with the support of private network like Local Area Network (LAN) based on an address popular as Uniform Resource Locator (URL). Key features of a website are:

  •   There is no need of any Login
  •   Contents are visible to each and every online visitor
  •   Content remains static for every audience
  •   Can have features which are interactive

website and web portal

Web portal is actually a customized website which acts as store house of information which is coming from different sources in a disciplined and uniform way. You can find application of web portals in the form of dashboards for managements of the company. Web portal development company need to work on the customized request of the clients to design a web portal. Presentation of the contents on the web portal are decided based on the request and need of end user.  Web portal gets the privilege of being customized based on restrictions for domain searches. Just like website, web portals too are of various types and based on the client profile selection of type is made. Key features of web portals:

  • User need to have personal Login ID
  • Members of the portal only have the permission to check the contents displayed on portal
  • Content can be unique for the user based on the information in the linked account
  • Secured point of access for user specific information
  • Features of communication
  • Frequent change in Dynamic content