What Is a Homepage?


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According to TechTarget, a homepage refers to the first Web page that loads after launching an Internet browser like Mozilla Firefox or Internet Explorer. It can also refer to the first page that loads up when opening a website.

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What Is a Homepage?
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Browsers are usually preset to load the browser manufacturer's homepage after they are launched. However, browsers can also be set to open to other websites. Thereafter, the browser will display the homepage of that specific website each time it is launched.

When referring to a site on the Internet, homepages are the first page that loads after selecting a URL or a specific site. It acts like front page of a newspaper or a magazine. It contains the name of the website as well as links to its content. Websites usually have their homepage address as the URL.

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