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The 7 Major Types of Website


It`s important to think through what you want from a website and make sure your design is based on you or your client`s goals. After much planning, your website must fall between any of these types - Below are the 7 major types of web site.

  1. eCommerce
  2. Educational
  3. Social media
  4. Media
  5. Blog
  6. Business
  7. Crowdfunding

eCommerce Website

An eCommerce website is a business website, it can be combined with a corporate website or even a blog, but its ultimate aim is to sell products or services. It`s possible to have corporate or business websites that don`t sell anything directly, but rather encourage users to get in contact for more information (a lead generation website) or turning a user into a customer by giving them a location of your store if they`re interested in what you do or sale.


These types of web site allow users to directly buy products from the website. You`ve probably used a number of online shop website before, most big and small businesses have an eCommerce website. Just have in mind that if you`re designing a website that includes a shopping cart and a way for users to provide their credit card information to make a purchase, then you`re building an e-commerce website.

Educational Websites

These are websites of educational institutions that offer online courses, These website`s primary goal is to either provide educational materials to users or provide information on an educational institution to them.

If you`re designing a website that includes a profile and details of any educational organization, or offers subscription models or educational products for purchase or serves as the online presence for an existing institution, then you`re building an educational website.

Social Media Websites

Social media websites are entirely different from other types of web site in terms of both functionality and content. Social media websites are designed as a place to share communicate to other users, share thoughts, images, contents, and ideas, and are increasingly become the go-to website for users to read up about information like the news.

If you`re building a website that involves many users communicating to other users, sharing contents and other features shown above, then you`re building a social media website.

Media Website

Media websites are websites that collect news, stories or other reporting contents. There`s some overlap here with entertainment websites, but media sites are more likely to include reported pieces in addition to or instead of content meant purely for entertainment.

These types of web site generally make money through either advertisement, subscription models, or a combination of both. Many media sites are the online branch of media properties that often exist in other forms, like TV channels, print magazines or newspapers, but some are online only.

Blog Websites

Blogs are websites or web page that is regularly updated with information. This information can be of any topic (niche) and can be written in an informal or conversational style.

Typically, a blog can be maintained by an individual or a small group. Professional blogging has increased massively in popularity in recent years.

Like I always say, everyone needs a blog. And if you`re designing any website that has these exact qualities shown above or like this very website you`re on now, then you`re building a blog. (Learn what a blog is)

Business or Corporate Websites

A business website is a website that is devoted to representing a particular business. It should be branded like the business (the same logo, colors, and positioning) and communicate the types of services or products the business offers.

Any eCommerce website is a business website but may pass a different message sometimes to the user. So it`s advisable to have a business website.

Do you know that many people or customers you encounter today will just assume that if they go to Google Search Engine and type your business name, looking for more information, they will find a website? And if they don`t, then they may believe your business is less professional or legitimate.

Crowdfunding Websites

Crowdfunding is the practice of raising a little amount of money from lots of individuals for a project or venture.

These types of websites can contain a pitch video or objectives for your project, setting a target, and hoping to reach it by your set deadline.

A full description and photos of your project will be displayed, and those who believe in your project`s objectives will pledge a little amount of money to be a part of it. Crowdfunding websites are becoming a go-to resource for new start-ups and entrepreneurs.

Types of website, according to functionality:


are simple sites that can be built using only HTML & CSS. Their content does not change depending on the designer, & its not regularly updated.


are designed for a more personal and interactive experience for the user because it can display different content each time it is visited & is updated regularly.


Other types of websites include:

Nonprofit, Gaming, Dating, Archive, Help/Q&A, Malicious, Mirror, News, P2P/Torrent, Webmail, Webcomic, Social News, Entertainment, Portfolio, Media Sharing, Wiki or Community Forum, Brochure, Search Engine, School, Review, Personality, Personal, Infopreneur, Web Portal, Government, etc.


Getting your own website has never been easy when it comes to choice. You can create many different types of websites, but some can only be built by a professional web developer and graphics designer.

If you need any of the websites outlined above or advice on where to start from in designing or developing a website, contact us on [email protected] or call +2348072739995.

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