A wiki appears to the user just like any other web site. However, behind the scenes there is software which makes it easier for the person maintaining the web site (at present Richard White, and perhaps others in due course) to make additions and changes. This is the main reason why I have switched to the use of a wiki instead of an ordinary web site. See Wikipedia's own explanation of what a wiki is, and what it has to do with shuttle buses at Honolulu airport.
Advantages and disadvantages of the use of our chosen wiki software1) include:
featurescan be created very easily.
It’s just like a normal web site. If you click on a highlighted link, you will usually open a new page (in the same tab of the same browser window, replacing the current page).