Web portal is a website that shows a single point of access to information collected from different sources. Web portal provides a starting point or a gateway to various resources on the Internet or an intranet.
It is often known as a Web "super site" that provides a host of services including web search, e-mail, news, stock prices, information, and entertainment white and yellow pages directories, discussion groups, online shopping and links to other sites as well.
Companies all over the world are using specialized portal development services for managing sales activities, marketing programs, and enhancing support and service functions. Once familiar with the web portal, visitors are able to easily locate and relocate information and services. This is often a key for the creation of portals.