Favorite sites listing
The following is a listing of the world's most beloved sites after the first 50 sites included in Alexa Internet's Top Sites Listing, as of May 16, 2018,[update] and SimilarWeb, as of March 2018,[update] together with the evaluation of the corresponding services. Out of these 67 top sites mentioned, 21 (including the top 2 sites) are Google own (nearly a third).
Apart from these Google websites, there are 25 that are mainly located outside the US (just over a third).
Today there are over 1.5 billion web sites on the Internet. As a result, the number had dropped and returned to a below 1 billion figure (due to month-on-month variations in the number of idle sites) before returning to the 1 billion barrier and stabilising from March 2016.
In 2016, the number of locations increased significantly from 900 million in January 2016 to 1.7 billion in December 2016. Beginning with one website in 1991 and ending with one billion in 2014, the following graph and graph show the overall number of web pages per year throughout history: Website " means a clear host name (a name that can be converted into an IP address using a name server).
The periodical declines in the overall number may vary depending on several different variables, among them an increase in NetCraft's response to wild-card host names. In August 2012, for example, over 40 million host names on only 242 Internet Protocol (IP) sites were deleted from the survey. The Web grew by more than a third in 2013 alone: from around 630 million web sites at the beginning of the year to over 850 million by December 2013 (180 million of which were active).
The number of sites almost doubles in 2016, from 900 million to 1.7 billion. But the more dependable number of sites was steady at around 170 million over the year. More than 50% of today's sites are either hosted on Apache or usinx, both open sources web servers Since June 2014, Microsoft has come very near to Apache in percentage of shares (only 0.15% gap between the two).
Assuming the current trends continue, Microsoft could soon become the world' s premier web hosting company for the first consecutive year. Webserver Survey -[and its collected by Pingdom data]. "Hobbes' Internet timeline - the final ARPAnet and Internet story." "As we came from 1 to 162 million sites on the Internet."