If you have decided to choose a web hosting plan that allows you to host multiple websites, then you may want to know different types of websites that you can build today. As unlimited domain hosting services usually provide you with features such as a script library and free templates, building a number of sites where each has specific objectives can be accomplished faster and easier. Even with a shared server you can still build sites that are not purely informational. Below are some categories of websites based on different aspects.
Based on the type of content
Numerous websites out there are still composed of textual content. An article directory is a great example of a text based site. You can use server side scripts provided by articlems or article dashboard to build an article directory. Websites that present famous quotes or song lyrics also fall within this category.
What comes to your mind when you hear the word “online video”? If you are like me than you probably imagine video sharing sites like YouTube or Dailymotion. However, it does not mean you have to build another video sharing site if you want to use videos as your primary site content. You may have come across microsites that present visitors with a single video.
Photos are often used to make webpages visually appealing. There are also numerous sites that feature a large collection of images. Coppermine is one of the most populer photo gallery scripts today. This free rich-feature software can be installed easily using Fantastico.
FindSounds.com is a search engine that you can use to locate sound effects on the internet. There are also places such as soundcloud.com where you can upload and share music or sounds that you have already created. Internet radio station is another example of this type of site.
Based on the source of content
If you enjoy writing articles, creating caricature or have a good knowledge in web programming then creating the content yourself is perhaps the best route to go. Outsourcing content creation is another strategy to build your website.
Article directory, image gallery and question-answer service and forums are types of sites that allow people to publish their own content. Although you can install phpBB script on a subdomain to create a forum for your infomational site, nothing wrong with building a standalone forum.
Many online stores that offer various types of products provides people with datafeeds that contain their inventory. However, it seems that the popularity of datafeed powered site is decreasing due to search engines do not give it much value.
This is another way of creating content automatically. Scripts like WPRobot are utilized to grab articles, images or videos from other websites.
Based on the volume
Website that only consists of a sales letter or an opt-in page can be categorized into this category. But there are microsites that are meant for fun.
Different people have different opinions about minisite. However, it may be safe to say that this category includes sites that consist of about five webpages. They normally focus on a very specific topic.
This category referes to websites that are filled with a large number of content. Usually they cover a broad range of topics. You can build an authority site that includes articles, online surveys, a forum and an image gallery.
Based on the functionality
If you only want to build few webpages to share your photo album with friends and family, then there is no need to utilize an unlimited web hosting service. Just host the content at a reliable free hosting.
This includes sites that are intended to sell your own product or to promote other peoples’ products. Many people build a network of sites as a part of their link building strategy.
FunBrain is an example of this category. It is intended for kids who want to learn math or reading in a fun way. Drupal, a very populer CMS, is often utilized to manage education-related websites.
Just For Fun
It is a great idea to build an entertaining site that makes people laugh. From funny quotes from comedians to silly jokes, there are various types of content that will keep visitors entertained.