home page or a start page is the initial gold hand web page of a website or a web browser . The initial page of a website is Sometimes called Expired hand page as well.

Website home page

A home page is generally the main page a visitor navigating to a website from a web search engine will see, and it may also serve as a landing page to attract visitors. [1] [2] The home page is used to facilitate navigation to other pages on the site by providing links to recent articles and pages, and possibly to search box. [3] For example, a news website may present headlines and first paragraphs of top stories, with links to full articles, in a dynamic web pagethat reflects the popularity and recentness of stories. [4]Meanwhile, other websites use the homepage to attract users to create an account. Once they are logged in, the homepage may be redirected to their profile page. This may be referred to as the “personal home page”. [5]

A website may have multiple home pages, but most have one. [6] Wikipedia , for example, has a home page at wikipedia.org, as well as language-specific home pages, such as en.wikipedia.org and de.wikipedia.org.

Website structure

The majority of websites have a home page with a single content page. [7]

The uniform resource locator (URL) of a home page is most often the base-level domain name , such as https://wikipedia.org . Historically it may also be found at http: //domain.tld/index.html or http: //domain.tld/default.html, where “tld” refers to the top-level domain used by the website. [8]

If a home page has not been created for a web site, many web servers will default to a list of files located in the site’s directory, if the security settings of the directory permit. [9] This list will include hyperlinks to the files, allowing for a simple file sharing .

Browser home page

A home page also refers to the first page which appears to open a web browser , sometimes called the start page , but the home page of a website can be used as a start page. This page can be used as a website, or it can be a page with various browser functions. Multiple websites can be set as a start page, to open in different tabs . Some websites are meant to be used, such as iGoogle (now defunct), My Yahoo! , And MSN.com , and links to Provide Commonly used services Such As webmail and online weather forecasts. [10]

History of home pages

In the early days of the World Wide Web in the first half of the 1990s, an important part of web pages belonged to a UNIX account in their university. System administrators of Such systems installed an HTTP server pointing icts root directory to the directory Containing the users accounts. On UNIX, the base directory of an account is called ” home “, and the HOMEenvironment variable contains its path (for example /home/my_username). The URL of the home page usually has the format https://example.edu/~my_username/[11] Thus the term home page appeared and then spread to its current usage.

A personal home page has been self-portrayal, job-related presentation, and pure enjoyment, giving way to professional advancement and social interaction. [12] Owing to the rise of social media sites, personal homepage as early as mid-late 1990s and early-2000s.

Other uses

A personal web page is also commonly called a home page, although such websites can contain many pages. [13] In Germany the term “homepage” is often used as a synonym for the term “website”.

A home page can be used aussi outside the context of web browsers, Such As to Refer to the main screen of a user interface , frequently Referred to as a home screen on mobile devices Such As mobile phones . [14]

See also

  • Contact page
  • Link page
  • Site map
  • Web design


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