Do you know how many internet users are there in the world? How many websites existed on the internet? How many domain names are registered? In which country has a large number of internet users? Not having any idea, let’s check this facts.

Around 40% of the world population has an internet connection today. There are nearly 1.5 billion websites on the internet, but less than 200 million are active now. The World Wide Web was invented in March 1989 by Tim Berners-Lee. The first website ( was published on August 6, 1991, by Tim Berners-Lee-a British physicist- while at CERN, in Switzerland. He also introduced the first web server, web browser, editor, Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP), HyperText Markup Language (HTML). In 2016, the number of websites increased from 900 million to 1.7 billion.

When Google was founded in September 1998, it was serving ten thousand search queries per day. Now, Google processes over 40,000 search query every second on average, that is over 3.5 billion searches per day and 1.2 trillion searches per year worldwide. As per some reports, in 2012, Google’s search engine found more than 30 trillion unique URLs on the Web, crawls 20 billion sites a day, and processes 100 billion searches every month. A single Google query uses 1,000 computers in 0.2 seconds to retrieve an answer. Every query has to travel on average 1,500 miles to a data center and back to return the answer to the user. 16% to 20% of queries that get asked every day have never been asked before.

Which server platform is used by most of the websites? Over 50% of websites are hosted using Apache or Nginx (open source web servers). wondering, from where obtained such facts, you can also check it from ‘Internet Live Stats’ website.

Internet Live Stats

Internet Live Stats is part of the Real Time Statistics Project. The live counters display the current estimate based on statistical analysis of data provided by the most reliable sources available. We gather and retrieve data from over 250 official sources. The data is processed and elaborated by our statistical analysis team in order to obtain the best estimate.

According to Internet Live Stats, today around 40% of the world population has an internet connection. It was less than 1% in 1995. The number of internet users has increased tenfold from 1999 to 2013. The first billion was reached in 2005. The second billion in 2010. The third billion in 2014. As per the internet users by country list, China is in the first place, then India, US, Brazil, Japan, Russia. Nearly 1.5 billion websites are there on the internet today. But less than 200 million are active. The milestone of 1 billion websites was first reached in September of 2014. In 1991 the World wide web project came to life, in 1994, Yahoo website launched, in 1995, Altavista, Amazon, AuctionWeb launched. In 1998, Google search engine launched. In 2001, Wikipedia project started. In 2005, Youtube and Reddit launched. You can see, how it looked like when it was launched from the web archieve website.


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