Currently, there are 1.88 billion websites on the Internet, and the number is quickly growing. This exponential growth is a significant increase from 1994 when the Internet consisted of around 3,000 sites. One billion websites existed in 2014. Although estimates claim approximately 200 million websites are active.

You can see the growing number of live websites on the Internet at the following link: https://www.internetlivestats.com/total-number-of-websites/.

 

The following shows the number of websites on the Internet each year since the beginning of the Internet:

 

Year Websites Change
2018 1,630,322,579 -8%
2017 1,766,926,408 69%
2016 1,045,534,808 21%
2015 863,105,652 -11%
2014 968,882,453 44%
2013 672,985,183 -3%
2012 697,089,489 101%
2011 346,004,403 67%
2010 206,956,723 -13%
2009 238,027,855 38%
2008 172,338,726 41%
2007 121,892,559 43%
2006 85,507,314 32%
2005 64,780,617 26%
2004 51,611,646 26%
2003 40,912,332 6%
2002 38,760,373 32%
2001 29,254,370 71%
2000 17,087,182 438%
1999 3,177,453 32%
1998 2,410,067 116%
1997 1,117,255 334%
1996 257,601 996%
1995 23,500 758%
1994 2,738 2006%
1993 130 1200%
1992 10 900%
1991 1