How Big Is the Web?

Statistics and trends

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Ever wondered how big the internet actually is? Well if you think of your site as a needle in a proverbial haystack that is the web then you're not far wrong.The Netcraft January survey estimates that last month there were 155,583,825 web site domains in total. That equates to one domain per person if you combine the total populations of the UK and Germany.

Two others interesting data points: 1) Growth had slowed from 5.4 million new sites in December to just 354,000 new sites in January. 2) Apache servers, which had been suffering a long decline have actually had a bit of a surge lately, and all at the expense of Microsoft... Hoorah! :P

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