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home page

The home page is the start page of a website of a company, person, institution or organization.

The home page is at the top of the HTTP server's document hierarchy. When a browser makes a request to the web server, the server uses the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) to transmit the corresponding homepage or web page.

Example of a homepage with sections and inbound links

Example of a homepage with sections and inbound links

The homepage is a complete screen page or window from which access to the following pages is made via headings, subheadings or via textual or graphical links. It forms the point of origin of the website in the root directory and is uniquely assigned by the domain name, e.g. The web pages linked and associated with the homepage have the domain name of the homepage in their Uniform Resource Locator( URL).

Englisch: home page
Updated at: 05.11.2012
#Words: 136
Links: hypertext transfer protocol (Internet) (HTTP), server, document, hierarchy, web page
Translations: DE

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