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Internet in Numbers 2021

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Last updated December 21st, 2021 by WebSitePulse in Industry News, Statistics

World Internet Statistics in 2021

“The Internet (or Internet) is the global system of interconnected computer networks that uses the Internet protocol suite (TCP/IP) to communicate between networks and devices. It is a network of networks that consists of private, public, academic, business, and government networks of local to global scope, linked by a broad array of electronic, wireless, and optical networking technologies. The internet carries a vast range of information resources and services, such as the inter-linked hypertext documents and applications of the World Wide Web (WWW), electronic mail, telephony, and file sharing.”Wikipedia.

Every year the internet grows vastly in the number of users, servers, websites, e-mail addresses, web applications, social networks, and the web traffic generated between them. Here are some internet statistics as of the end of 2021*.

Internet users in 20211

  • Internet users in Asia — 2.83 billon
  • Internet users in North America — 417.36 million
  • Internet users in Central America & Caribbean — 51.64 million
  • Internet users in South America — 296.74 million
  • Internet users in Europe — 684.65 million
  • Internet users in Africa — 520.35 million
  • Internet users in Australia & Oceania — 29.42 million

Worldwide Internet Users in 2021

 

Internet Usage Device Share 20212

  • Mobile users — 54.03%
  • Desktop users — 43.46%
  • Tablet users — 2.48%
  • Console users — 0.03%

Internet Platform Market Share 2021

 

Internet Users OS market share 20213

  • Android — 39.32%
  • Windows — 32.29%
  • iOS — 16.80%
  • OS X — 6.98%
  • Unknown — 2.24%
  • Chrome OS — 1.13%
  • Other — 1.24%

OS Market Share 2021

Compared to 2020, people using Android are pretty much the same. However, Windows users have dropped by nearly 4 percent, and iOS users have increased by more than 2 percent.

OS Market Share 2020-2021

 

Browsers usage share 20214

  • Chrome — 65.21%
  • Safari — 18.42%
  • Firefox — 3.67%
  • Edge — 3.77%
  • Samsung — 2.90%
  • Opera — 2.32%
  • Internet Explorer — 0.57%
  • UC Browser — 1.05%
  • Android — 0.58%
  • Other — 1.51%

Worldwide Browsers Usage 2021

 

Search Engine Usage 20215

  • Google — 91.40%
  • Bing — 3.14%
  • Yahoo — 1.53%
  • Yandex — 0.92%
  • Baidu — 1.76%
  • DuckDuckGo — 0.66%
  • Other — 0.59%

 

IP addresses by Country 2021 — Top 206

  • USA — 1.433 billion
  • China — 352 million
  • Japan — 201 million
  • Germany — 137 million
  • Korea (Republic of) — 115 million
  • U.K. — 104 million
  • Brazil — 91 million
  • France — 81 million
  • Canada — 73 million
  • Italy — 57 million
  • Australia — 56 million
  • Netherlands — 52 million
  • Russian Federation — 46 million
  • India — 46 million
  • Spain — 44 million
  • Taiwan — 37 million
  • Mexico — 30 million
  • South Africa — 30 million
  • Sweden — 29 million
  • Egypt — 24 million

 

Web Hosting Market Share 2021 — Top 107

  • GoDaddy Web Hosting — 17.25% / 2.47 mln hosted domains
  • AWS Web Hosting — 10.37% / 1.48 mln hosted domains
  • Google Cloud Web Serving — 8.07% / 1.15 mln hosted domains
  • 1&1 Hosting — 6.02% / 861 K hosted domains
  • Hostgator — 5.11% / 731 K hosted domains
  • BlueHost — 3.49% / 499 K hosted domains
  • Hetzner — 2.45% / 350 K hosted domains
  • Liquidweb — 2.24% / 320 K hosted domains
  • DigitalOcean — 2.23% / 319 K hosted domains
  • WP Engine — 1.85% / 265 K hosted domains
  • Other — 40.92%

Webhosting Market Share 2021

 

Webhosting Services by Hosted Domains 2020-2021

 

Top 20 TLDs 20218

  • .com  — 158.5 million
  • .de  — 15.8 million
  • .net  — 13.2 million
  • .uk  — 10.6 million
  • .org  — 10.5 million
  • .cn  — 9.8 million
  • .ga  — 6.4 million
  • .tk  — 5.6 million
  • .nl  — 5.5 million
  • .cf  — 5 million
  • .ru  — 4.9 million
  • .ml  — 4.7 million
  • .br  — 4.2 million
  • .gq  — 3.9 million
  • .info  — 3.8 million
  • .fr  — 3.8 million
  • .eu  — 3.6 million
  • .xyz  — 3.5 million
  • .co  — 3.2 million
  • .au  — 3.1 million

 

Website Building Platform Share 20219

  • Total number of live websites — 1.91 billion
  • No CMS — 33.8%
  • WordPress — 43.10%
  • Shopify — 4.40%
  • Wix — 1.90%
  • Joomla — 1.80%
  • Squarespace — 1.80%
  • Drupal — 1.30%
  • Blogger — 1.00%
  • Bitrix — 0.90%
  • Magento — 0.60%
  • OpenCart — 0.60%
  • PrestaShop — 0.50%
  • Other — 8.30%

 

Number of websites build on given CMS 202110

  • The total number of websites built on CMS — 70.8 million
  • WordPress — 30.5 million
  • WIX — 7 million
  • Progress Sitefinity — 3.2 million
  • Squarespace — 2.7 million
  • Joomla — 1.4 million

 

Global market share of cloud infrastructure services 202111

  • Amazon Web Services — 33%
  • Microsoft — 20%
  • Google — 10%
  • Other — 37%

 Global Cloud Infrastructure Services Share 2021

 

E-mails 202113,14,15

  • Total e-mail users — 4.047 billion
  • Total sent/received e-mails — 319.6 billion
  • Spam of total e-mail traffic — 45.10%

 

Daily numbers of spam e-mails sent Worldwide 2021 - Top 1016

  • US — 8.61 billion
  • China — 8.53 billion
  • Russin Federation — 8.09 billion
  • Brazil — 8.03 billion
  • India — 7.97 billion
  • Germany — 7.9 billion
  • Czech Republic — 7.83 billion
  • Poland — 7.77 billion
  • Bulgaria — 7.73 billion
  • UK — 7.71 billion

Spam e-mails sent Worldwide 2021

 

Mailservers by country 2021 — Top 1017

  • US — 149.3 million
  • Germany  — 13.2 million
  • Netherlands  — 5.4 million
  • UK — 3.5 million
  • Russian Federation  — 2.7 million
  • Italy  — 2.3 million
  • France  — 1.7 million
  • Canada  — 1.3 million
  • Poland  — 1.2 million
  • Japan  — 1.2 million

 

Messaging apps users per month 202118

  • WhatsApp — 2 billion!
  • Facebook Messenger — 1.3 billion!
  • WeChat — 1.251 billion
  • Q.Q. — 591 million
  • Telegram — 550 million
  • Snapchat — 538 million

 

Most popular messenger apps worldwide by monthly downloads 202119

  • Snapchat — 46 million
  • WhatsApp — 42 million
  • FB Messenger — 30.5 million
  • Telegram — 28.5 million
  • WhatsApp Business — 22.3 million
  • WeChat — 6.6 million

Messenger apps by monthly downloads 2021

 

Social Media Market Share 202120

  • Facebook — 74.09%
  • Twitter — 7.73%
  • Pinterest — 7.69%
  • Instagram — 4.52%
  • YouTube — 3.88%
  • Other — 2.09%

 

Social Media Active Visitors per Month 202121

  • Facebook — 2.9 billion
  • YouTube — 2.3 billion
  • Instagram — 1.4 billion
  • TikTok — 1 billion
  • Sina Weibo — 566 million
  • Snapchat — 538 million
  • Kuaishou — 506 million
  • Twitter — 463 million
  • Pinterest — 454 million
  • Total users — 4.55 billion

 

Most popular domains in 202122

  1. TikTok.com
  2. Google.com
  3. Facebook.com
  4. Microsoft.com
  5. Apple.com
  6. Amazon.com
  7. Netflix.com
  8. YouTube.com
  9. Twitter.com
  10. WhatsApp.com


*The exact numbers keep changing every second.

!Have not published updated users numbers in the past 12 months.

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