Know the Types of Websites Based on Functions

Withdrawing to a few years ago, grouping these types of websites is still very easy. We only know Search Engines, Information Portals (News, Articles, Companies etc.), Blogs, Online Store (e-Commerce), Forums, and Company Website.


But along with the development of technology for various needs, the type of website is also growing. Not a few websites that integrate various features, functions, and types in a single website.

We will try to classify the types of websites that exist based on the main function/purpose only. While other functions we can consider as a function or additional features. From the types of websites that exist, you can choose several types of websites to integrate in accordance with the needs.

Search Engine Websites

Search Engine is a type of website that specifically collects the list of websites in the database. It then displays a list of these indexes based on the keywords or “keywords” the user is looking for. The majority of Internet users are familiar with search engine sites to find the information they need via the internet. Some examples of search engines include Google Search, Bing, Yahoo Search, and others.

Web Portal

Web Portal is a site that collects and provides information from various sources. If the user is interested in knowing the existing information more fully, the user will be redirected to the original source. But in general web portal not only display information from outside sources. Sometimes they also display the information on their own website. Some examples of web portals include Yahoo, MSN, msnbc, and others.


The most popular wiki website today is Wikipedia. Website wiki is a website that allows visitors to participate in writing articles with reference to certain rules. Each wiki website has different rules. Typically, all visitors are free to write and edit articles on this website. However, there is a group of people who are tasked with checking the content, whether or not worthy of the website. Although website wikis are often a source of reference but not all of the existing information can be trusted 100%.

Social Networking / Social Media

Social media is one of the most extraordinary phenomena to date, especially represented by Facebook. This site is a site for its members to exchange information and other electronic media such as photos, music, and video. Some of the famous social networking sites before Facebook and Twitter phenomenon include Multiply, Friendster, and MySpace. Then also appear Social Media like FourSquare, GetGlue and many more.

There are still many other types of websites that can be found on the internet. For example affiliate website is an affiliate website to sell third-party products. Attack websites that usually contain viruses aimed at attacking visitors’ computers with viruses or malware, and much more.