What happened with the Internet in 2009?
How many websites were added? How many emails were sent? How many Internet users were there? This post will answer all of those questions and many more. Prepare for information overload, but in a good way.
We have used a wide variety of sources from around the Web. A full list of source references is available at the bottom of the post for those interested. We here at Pingdom also did some additional calculations to get even more numbers to show you.
- 234 million – The number of websites as of December 2009.
- 47 million – Added websites in 2009.
- 13.9% – The growth of Apache websites in 2009.
- -22.1% – The growth of IIS websites in 2009.
- 35.0% – The growth of Google GFE websites in 2009.
- 384.4% – The growth of Nginx websites in 2009.
- -72.4% – The growth of Lighttpd websites in 2009.
- 1,73 billion – Internet users worldwide (September 2009).
- 18% – Increase in Internet users since the previous year.
- 738,257,230 – Internet users in Asia.
- 418,029,796 – Internet users in Europe.
- 252,908,000 – Internet users in North America.
- 179,031,479 – Internet users in Latin America / Caribbean.
- 67,371,700 – Internet users in Africa.
- 57,425,046 – Internet users in the Middle East.
- 20,970,490 – Internet users in Oceania / Australia.