A web application (or web app) is application software that runs on a web server,
unlike computer-based software programs that are run locally on the operating system (OS)
of the device. Web applications are accessed by the user through a web browser with an active network connection.
Examples of web applications are:- webmail (Gmail, Yahoo! mail, Outlook.com/Hotmail.com, and e.t.c.), Online shopping (Amazon.com, eBay, Alibaba, and e.t.c.), Online banking, word processors, spreadsheets, video and photo editing file conversion, file scanning, Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google Slides, online storage, and e.t.c. Examples of popular web apps would be social networking sites such as Facebook, video streaming sites such as Netflix, and photo editing software such as Pixlr.
Web applications or websites contain web pages. Based on the content, web pages can be categorized into two types:-
static and dynamic web pages. Web applications or websites contain both static and dynamic web pages.
Static or front-end web pages:- The content of static web pages remain same for all requests. Example:- About us page, contact us page, terms and condition page, and e.t.c. For every request content of these pages remains the same.
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