World Wide Web Sites Crossed 100 million Milestone This Month, from 10 million in 2000

The total number of web sites has crossed the 100 million milestone, gaining 3.5 million sites last month, according to Netcraft's November survey. In the November 2006 survey, netcraft received responses from 101,435,253 sites, up from 97.9 million sites last month.
The 100 million site milestone caps an extraordinary year in which the Internet has already added 27.4 million sites, easily topping the previous full-year growth record of 17 million from 2005. The Internet has doubled in size since May 2004, when the survey hit 50 million.

Blogs and small business web sites have driven the explosive growth this year.  In terms of web server software, this month Apache leads with 60.3% market share, with Microsoft at 31.0% and  Sun at 1.7%.

Total Sites Across All Domains August 1995 - November 2006 (Source: Netcraft)

WWW Web sites growth milestones:

  1. April 1997 (1 million sites), 
  2. February 2000 (10 million), 
  3. September 2000 (20 million), 
  4. July 2001 (30 million), 
  5. April 2003 (40 million), 
  6. May 2004 (50 million), 
  7. March 2005 (60 million), 
  8. August 2005 (70 million), 
  9. April 2006 (80 million ),
  10. August 2006 (90 million).

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