Published: September 6, 2022
Sir Tim Berners-Lee created the World Wide Web in 1989, but the first website was launched in 1991. Many followed soon after that there has been a massive increase since then.
Over thirty years later, the design and functionality of the websites have entirely changed.
Let’s find out the total number of websites and other interesting information about the world wide web.
How Many Websites Are There?
(Source: Siteefy / WorldWideWebSize)
The exact number of websites changes by the second, but over one billion websites exist. According to Netcraft’s Web Survey, there were 1,139,467,659 websites in July 2022 compared to 1,167,715,133 websites in January 2022.
Websites usually consist of one or more web pages. As of the 5th of September, the Indexed Web contains over 5.84 billion web pages.
More Stats and Facts About the Number of Websites
The internet and its websites are such fascinating topics to talk about. We’ve found the best stats and facts about them that you can read here. Keep going!
How many websites are created every day?
There are roughly 252,000 new websites created every day.
It means 175 new websites are created every minute and three every second.
How many WordPress websites are there?
According to the latest statistics, the number of websites using WordPress in 2022 is around 455 million, about 39.5% of the online world.
On WordPress, there are 41.7 million posts published monthly, and English is used in 71% of the posts.
How many active websites are there?
With an estimated 1.5 billion websites today, only 200 million are active. It’s worth noting that the word “website” pertains to a “unique hostname” but doesn’t necessarily mean active. Essentially, around 75% are not active but parked domains or similar.
How many eCommerce websites are there?
There are more than 26 million eCommerce websites globally, and many new ones are created daily.
Due to the pandemic, the number of eCommerce websites more than doubled in 2021 worldwide. The figure has risen from 9.7 million to 19.8 million in just a year.
Over 9.5 million eCommerce websites are in the United States, equating to 36.3% of all eCommerce websites. However, the largest eCommerce market today is China, with $672 billion in online sales annually.
How many dating websites are there?
(Source: Forbes / Business of Apps)
More than 8,000 online dating websites and platforms are estimated to exist worldwide. In addition, the number of people using dating apps has also increased, with more than 323 million using them globally.
Tinder alone had about 9.6 million subscribers in the second quarter of 2021.
With all the changes that have occurred over the last 31 years and the increasing number of websites in the world, one thing is for sure – the internet isn’t slowing down.
Given the remarkable growth of websites over the years, we can say that they’ll still be around in many more years ahead, but how they’ll look is unpredictable.