Usually, a website is referred as a collection of related web pages containing images, videos or other digital assets. It is hosted on at least one web server, accessible via a network such as internet. It is basically a collection of web pages; the pages may incorporate elements from other websites with suitable markup anchors, etc.
And,A portal is used to describe a website that acts as an entry point or gateway to an array of services. E.g. Yahoo is a great example of a general portal. Let us find out all about these 2 entities. Some detailed differences include:
Ø The services available within the portal are all designed to fit within a standard portal framework, whereas there is a learning curve for users of typical website to get familiar with all browsing capabilities.
Ø A portal finds information for the user, whereas on an website the User has to search to it.
Ø A portal displays all content in one place while information is usually dispersed across a website.
Ø A portal is a complete environment for managing and integrating a large number of diverse apps, not a website.