Total number of Websites

There are over 1 billion websites on the world wide web today.

number-of-websites

By “Website” it means unique hostname (a name which can be resolved, using a name server, into an IP Address).
Around 75% of websites today are not active, but parked domains or similar.

Year
(June)
Websites Change Internet Users Users per
Website
Websites launched
2015 863,105,652 -11% 3,185,996,155* 3.7
2014 968,882,453 44% 2,925,249,355 3.0
2013 672,985,183 -3% 2,756,198,420 4.1
2012 697,089,489 101% 2,518,453,530 3.6
2011 346,004,403 67% 2,282,955,130 6.6
2010 206,956,723 -13% 2,045,865,660 9.9 Pinterest
2009 238,027,855 38% 1,766,206,240 7.4
2008 172,338,726 41% 1,571,601,630 9.1 Dropbox
2007 121,892,559 43% 1,373,327,790 11.3 Tumblr
2006 85,507,314 32% 1,160,335,280 13.6 Twttr
2005 64,780,617 26% 1,027,580,990 16 YouTube, Reddit
2004 51,611,646 26% 910,060,180 18 Thefacebook, Flickr
2003 40,912,332 6% 778,555,680 19 WordPress, LinkedIn
2002 38,760,373 32% 662,663,600 17
2001 29,254,370 71% 500,609,240 17 Wikipedia
2000 17,087,182 438% 413,425,190 24 Baidu
1999 3,177,453 32% 280,866,670 88 PayPal
1998 2,410,067 116% 188,023,930 78 Google
1997 1,117,255 334% 120,758,310 108 Yandex
1996 257,601 996% 77,433,860 301
1995 23,500 758% 44,838,900 1,908 Altavista, Amazon, AuctionWeb
1994 2,738 2006% 25,454,590 9,297 Yahoo
1993 130 1200% 14,161,570 108,935
1992 10 900%
Aug. 1991 1 World Wide Web Project

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