Internet monitoring company Netcraft today reported that there are now more than 100 million web sites on the Internet. This is an increase of about 3.5 million sites since last month and the Internet continues its strong growth seen throughout 2006.
Blogs and small business web sites have driven the explosive growth this year together with strong demand for low-priced domain names and shared hosting accounts. Overall out of the 101,435,253 sites with some content Netcraft’s statistics show that only about 48 million sites are active – updated more frequently and used.
Apache’s web server continues to leads with 60.3% market share followed by Microsoft IIS at 31.0% and Sun at 1.7%.
The first website went online in August 1991 at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland. With the new record of more than 100 million sites there is now one web site for about 60 people on this planet.
The image shown above is from Tim Berners-Lee’s original proposal for the web, CERN
March 1989, May 1990
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