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Internet 2012 in numbers

Internet 2012 in numbers
Posted in Tech blog on January 16th, 2013 by Pingdom There is so much happening on the Internet during a year that it’s impossible to capture it all in a blog post, but we’re going to give it a shot anyway. How many emails were sent during 2012? How many domains are there? What’s the most popular web browser? How many Internet users are there? To bring you these answers, we’ve gone to the ends of the web – wherever that is – and back again, and compiled a list of truly fascinating facts about the year that was. Email Web pages, websites, and web hosting Web servers -6.7% – Decline in the number of Apache websites in 2012.32.4% – Growth in the number of IIS websites in 2012.36.4% – Growth in the number of NGINX websites in 2012.15.9% – Growth in the number of Google websites in 2012. Domain names Internet users Social media Web browsers Search Mobile Video Images

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