The first-ever website was created 3 decades ago on 39th August, 1991. Tim Berners-Lee at CERN was a British physicist from Switzerland who published the website, the WorldWideWeb (WWW or W3). The was a complete guide to the World Wide Web Project and how to use it. the site’s URL was pretty simple i.e., http://info.cern.ch.
By 1992, there were 10 online websites on the internet. However, after the W3 technology was made available for the public on a royalty-free basis in 1993 by CERN, the internet started to grow gradually to become the giant it is today.
Just within one year after the W3 technology was made publicly available, the number of websites reached 3,000. Out of the most widely used websites today, Yahoo is the oldest one which was originally known as 'Jerry and David's Guide to the World Wide Web.' Yahoo initially served the purpose of a web dictionary.
By the time the most widely used search engine was launched, there were more than 2 million online websites on the internet. As shown in the infographic below, currently there are 1.88 billion online websites on the internet. This figure is constantly increasing rapidly with more and more organizations relying on e-commerce and the internet.
Infographic by: Statista.com