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i want to know the main differences between them...providing real time examples is better to understand the difference..
asked Dec 29, 2015 in Computer Science - IT by gypsiii
retagged Jan 5, 2016 by slow_learner | 1,222 views
websites generally is a term used from old days..and they have static contents in them

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Website, also written as web site, or simply site, is a set of related web pages.

Web application or web app is a client-server software application in which the client (or user interface) runs in a web browser.

Generally sites with contents which are informational and dont have focus on user interactions are websites.

Examples :

Whereas webapplications require some user interactions and they have programming/scripts with dynamic contents we call them webapps.
For example : 

Bookmark Managers
Content Management 
Help Desk
Personal Information Managers
Photo Sharing 
Presentation Sharing 
Project Management
Time Tracking


Also there are views that they are no different from one another.

Websites Vs WebApps:

Infographics :

Yes .you can find webapplications in websites

But we have definitions for what a webservice is :

 a software system designed to support interoperable machine-to-machine interaction over a network


Consider you create a web application and need the data to be integrated in another device or smartphones using standards like XML, SOAP, WSDL and UDDI.

Those integrated systems are termed as webservices.

These webservices will be invoked by the client system from a url assigned to the webservice ,the output would be data from the webapplication


answered Dec 29, 2015 by slow_learner
edited Jan 2, 2016 by slow_learner
would add websites generally have static contents