WWW FAQs: What is a home page?

2003-01-18: the "home page" of a website is the page that is displayed if you simply type in the fully qualified domain name of the site in the address bar of your browser and press enter. For instance, when you type in www.cnn.com and press enter in the address bar, you go to CNN's home page. "Home page" can also refer to a page that serves as the table of contents and logical starting point for any collection of web pages, such as the personal web pages of an individual, even if it is not actually the top-level home page for the domain name. Also sometimes referred to as a "homepage."

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