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Difference between Portal and Website

rajesh yedula
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Joined: Dec 22, 2011
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I need clarification on what is portal and website?when we need to go for which one?
ahmed dohar
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The term 'portal' is used to describe a website that acts as an entry point or gateway to an array of services or resources.
Obviously all sites can do this to some degree, but typically a portal will have a wide range of resources, usually including a search facility, directory of other sites, news, e-mail etc. portals can be general (eg Yahoo) or be specific to a particular industry, occupation or field of interest. to choose which solution to go with that depend on your business
Abdelrahman Elghanam
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Joined: Feb 29, 2012
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Portals to websites are the same as windows or mac to command prompt (single threaded SW). Its the evolution of websites.
Amro Ali
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Post Yesterday 11:51:21 AM Subject: Difference between Portal and Website
The term 'portal' is used to describe a website that acts as an entry point or gateway to an array of services or resources


I agree, it also enables custom viewing and functionalities based on your role in an organization. Portals give a website a "desktop" like experience, enabling the user to add or remove parts of pages (portlets). It also enables that parts of pages are updated rather than the entire page. Portals usually leverage a role based framework, and most of the times integrate with a Work flow. so while you have one website, you can serve multiple roles with each user having access and views matching their roles.
 
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