How big can a website be? Websites can be very small or very big indeed, and they can be big in different ways too. Giant websites like Wikipedia can have millions of web-pages and demand massive resources to run them. Most of the websites we work with are <5000 web-pages, because they're for generally for Small-Medium Enterprises. When we design websites the decision about size is derived from the functional necessity arrived at through a rational design process, summarised by this observation – a website should be as big as it needs to be.
Website Delivery Factors
The factors that govern the size of a website include bandwidth (the website’s ability to be delivered to it’s audience), storage (space to store the website on a server), and management (the organisation and the information that makes up the website. We produce websites that are custom-made for our client’s specific needs. Whether it’s five pages or five thousand, we work with our clients to put together the website needed and the hosting configuration to make it run.
How Big Can a Website Be?
How can a website be ‘big’? It’s not all about the number of webpages involved. There are other factors too! For example, the ‘weight’ of web-pages can be greater if they hold more content, such as images, videos, and text. This creates a greater storage requirement for the delivery of those pages. Although one site may have half the pages of another site, it could need twice the storage of that site due to the amount of content held on each page. Complexity is another metric that matters in terms of considering the size of a website. A website could have complex integrated systems or workflows that make it’s footprint much larger, despite a smaller size. This may involve feedback or information-capturing mechanisms or responsive / dynamic web-pages. These types of websites may require greater processing resources than a larger site, due to the actions taking place on each page’s delivery and usage.