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Website vs Web Application

Website vs Web Application – Understanding Their Differences

You may already be aware that a strong online presence is essential to the growth and success of your company. Websites and web applications can help you take your business to the next level, but do you know which one is your best option?

Developing a business website is one of the most effective ways of getting your company recognized in the digital world, but building a web application provides a whole new stream of possibilities. To help you know which one is best for your business, it’s important to learn more about their differences. 

What is a Website?

A website is a collection of globally accessible, interlinked, static web pages that share a single domain name and can be hosted on a single or multiple web server. They contain relevant content and media that your visitors can access using the URL address. 

A website can easily be accessed using search engines and have a user-friendly web design and navigation. What makes it superior to social media as your main digital storefront is that it showcases your products and services effectively, boosts your branding, increases your customer support, and lets you make a mark online. It also makes it easy for users to navigate and find the necessary information that they need and eventually lets you achieve your business goals.

This also has some disadvantages. For instance, it can crash and put your investment at risk. It may even invite unwanted spam emails when you have a contact form on your website. 

What is a Web Application?

A web application is a software or program that works like any other software. It can be accessed using any platform that supports web browsers. In addition, its frontend is usually created using languages, like HTML, CSS, and Javascript, while its backend could use any programming stack, including LAMP and MEAN. it may also use augmented rich Internet application (RIA) technologies, such as Flash, JavaFX, and Silverlight.

A web application is cloud-hosted and highly scalable and has more functionalities and features than a website. Since it uses the same code in the entire application, it is relatively easier to maintain than a desktop application and you won’t experience any compatibility issues. 

Furthermore, a web application can be released at any time and in any form. Your visitors also use it anytime and anywhere from any PC as long as it supports web browsers. You can also access your required data on a computer or mobile device.

If you need an app developer, don’t hesitate to contact us. Our team develops cutting-edge communication and trucking applications that help you efficiently monitor, streamline, and manage your business processes. 

We are experienced in ASP.Net, Xamarin, and more, but we currently prefer working with Ruby on Rails, PHP, Python, or .NET, depending on the nature of your project. Aside from developing web applications, we also specialize in mobile app development.


Both websites and web applications have the power to propel your business forward and take you a step closer to success. If you have finally determined which one is right for your business, work with a trusted company like ours.

Whether you need a communication or trucking web application, you can count on us to help you build a strong online presence. We offer app development in Edmonton. Contact us for a free quote!