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How many websites are there?

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On 6 August 1991, British physicist Tim Berners-Lee at CERN in Switzerland published the first ever website, the WorldWideWeb (W3). By the end of 1992 there were ten websites online and, after CERN made the W3 technology publicly available on a royalty-free basis in 1993, the internet gradually started to grow into the all-encompassing giant that it is today.

By 1994, there were close to 3 thousand sites, one of which was a fledgling Yahoo! which, originally called ‘Jerry and David’s Guide to the World Wide Web‘, started its online life as a web directory. By the time Google came onto the scene there were over two million websites. As the infographic shows, today there are 1.71 billion, and looking at Internet Live Stats’ counter, despite being lower than 2017’s 1.76 billion, this figure is currently increasing at a fast rate.


Website (site, web site) is defined as a unique host name, i.e. a name which can be resolved, using a name server, into an IP address.

  • In 1994, Yahoo’s predecessor emerged
  • In 1998, Google started its operations of indexing than-present 2,4 million website universe
  • In 2004, Facebook started experimenting the social engineering around Harvard University, than named “theFacebook.com”
  • Video sharing platform Youtube Started in 2005, making the watching videos much simpler and not dependent to specific software / codex
  • In 2010, Instagram started as an mobile / smartphone photo sharing platform

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