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A '''web page''' (or '''webpage''') is a specific collection of information provided by a [[website]] and displayed to a [[user (computing)|user]] in a [[web browser]]. A website typically consists of many web pages [[hyperlink|linked]] together in a coherent fashion. The name "web page" is a metaphor of [[Page (paper)|paper pages]] bound together into a [[book]].
== Deployment ==
From the perspective of [[server-side]] website deployment, there are two types of web pages: [[static web page|static]] and [[dynamic web page|dynamic]]. Static pages are retrieved from the web server's [[file system]] without any modification,<ref>{{cite web|url=https://smallbusiness.chron.com/difference-between-dynamic-static-pages-69951.html|title=The Difference Between Dynamic & Static Web Pages|last=Melendez|first=Steven|date=2018-08-10|website=Chron|format=html|archive-url=https://web.archive.org/web/20190320233700/https://smallbusiness.chron.com/difference-between-dynamic-static-pages-69951.html|archive-date=2019-03-20|access-date=2019-03-20|quote=Static by definition means something that does not change. The first pages on the World Wide Web were largely static and unchanged, delivering the same information about a particular topic to anyone who visited. In some cases, sites may evolve slightly over time but are still largely static, meaning that they only change when manually changed by their creators, not on a regular and automated basis.|df=dmy-all}} </ref> while dynamic pages must be created by the web server [[wikt:on the fly|on the fly]], typically drawing from a [[database]] to fill out a [[web template]], before being sent to the user's browser.<ref>{{cite web|url=https://www.pcmag.com/encyclopedia/term/42199/dynamic-web-page|title=Definition of: dynamic Web page|website=[[PC Magazine]]|format=html|archive-url=https://web.archive.org/web/20170117040526/https://www.pcmag.com/encyclopedia/term/42199/dynamic-web-page|archive-date=2017-01-17|access-date=2019-03-20|quote=A Web page that provides custom content for the user based on the results of a search or some other request.|df=dmy-all}}</ref>
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