Here are 11 interesting facts related to web hosting, websites, and the internet more generally in 2018, and how it was 10 years ago in comparison. Hope you like it and maybe learn something new from it!

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80% of all websites are hosted in these 10 countries

  1. USA – 40.7%
  2. Germany – 9.1%
  3. Japan – 5.2%
  4. Russia – 5.0%
  5. France – 4.8%
  6. UK – 3.9%
  7. Netherlands – 3.5%
  8. China – 3.4%
  9. Canada – 2.7%
  10. Italy – 1.8%

Top languages of all websites

  1. English – 51.3%
  2. Russian – 6.8%
  3. German – 5.6%
  4. Japanese – 5.4%
  5. Spanish – 5.1%
  6. French – 4.1%
  7. Portoguese – 2.6%
  8. Italian – 2.4%
  9. Chinese – 2.1%
  10. Polish – 1.7%

Mobile vs desktop usage

  • 55% of website visits are from mobile users, and 45% from desktop computers.

Total amount of websites

  • 2017 – 1.3 Billion
  • 2007 – 122 Million

Total amount of internet users

  • 2017 – 3.8 Billion
  • 2007 – 1.4 Billion

What CMS are websites using?

  • None – 51.0%
  1. WordPress – 29.4%
  2. Joomla – 3.1%
  3. Drupal – 2.2%
  4. Magento – 1.2%
  5. Shopify – 0.9%
  6. Blogger – 0.9%
  7. Squarespace – 0.7%
  8. Bitrix – 0.7%
  9. Typo3 – 0.7%
  10. PestaShop – 0.6%

SSL & HTTP/2

  • 68% of top 1000 sites have an SSL Certificate and redirect to https
  • 28% of all sites have an SSL Certificate and redirect to https
  • 24% of all sites use HTTP/2

PHP popularity in 2018

  • 83% of sites use PHP
  • 88% of those use version 5, 11% version 7, 1% use earlier versions.

Most popular web servers 2008 vs 2018

  • Microsoft – 20% vs 10%
  • Nginx – 2% vs 31%
  • Google – 2% vs 1%
  • Apache – 66% vs 38%
  • Other – 11% vs 20%

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This page was last edited: May 1, 2018
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