Have you ever imagined what would be the total number of websites that are active and running in the world today. Even while you are reading this article, there may be increase in the total number of websites out there in the world.
Well, the total number of websites in the world is a bit of a tricky question as there is no definite answer to this question because the total number of websites go up all the time even while you started to read this article and by the time you would have finished this article, the total number would have gone up.
However, according to Netcraft, there are 644 million active websites on the Internet. To give an accurate number there were 644,275,754 active and running websites in March 2012 when the survey was done by Netcraft.
In terms of websites 1 or 2 million is not a huge number. But in real world terms 1 or 2 million represents a huge quantity. But in terms of number of websites that the internet has to offer, million is taken as a small quantity.
The number which was taken for the month of March was higher by 31.4 million (which comes to around 5.1%) as compared to the total number of websites in the world for previous month. This shows that the internet is growing by leaps and bounds and is one of the fastest growing areas in the world today.
Added to this huge growth, there was addition of 225 million domain names worldwide during the fourth quarter of 2011. Each domain name can either designate a single website or a multiple number of websites within them. So you can imagine the expected growth of the number of websites worldwide.
Today, we see that internet has reached most of the places in the world including poor countries of Africa. It plays a vital role in our lives and so the number of websites throughout the world is expected to go sky high.