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Internet in Numbers 2020

Global Internet Statistics in 2020

“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 Q3 2020*.

Internet users in 20201

  • Number of internet users in Asia — 2.61 billon
  • Number of internet users in North America — 398.01 million
  • Number of internet users in Central America & Caribbean — 51.59 million
  • Number of internet users in South America — 274.49 million
  • Number of internet users in Europe — 664.23 million
  • Number of internet users in Africa — 474.64 million
  • Number of internet users in Australia & Oceania — 27.06 million

Internet users in 2020

Internet Usage Device Share 20202

  • Mobile users — 50.84%
  • Desktop users — 46.35%
  • Tablet users — 2.37%
  • Console users — 0.07%
  • Unknown — 0.37%

Internet platform market share 2020

Internet Users OS market share 20203

  • Android — 39.06%
  • Windows — 36.05%
  • iOS — 14.22%
  • OS X — 7.91%
  • Unknown — 1.30%
  • Linux — 0.87%
  • Other — 0.59%

Operating systems market share 2020

Browsers usage share 20204

  • Chrome — 65.52%
  • Safari — 17.22%
  • Firefox — 4.70%
  • Edge — 2.14%
  • Opera — 2.26%
  • Internet Explorer — 1.68%
  • Other — 6.48%

Browsers usage in 2020

Search Engine Usage 20205

  • Google — 92.17%
  • Bing — 2.78%
  • Yahoo — 1.60%
  • Yandex — 1.29%
  • Baidu — 0.92%
  • DuckDuckGo — 0.50%
  • Other — 0.74%

IP addresses by Country 2020 — Top 20206

  • USA — 1.578 billion
  • China — 344 million
  • Japan — 195 million
  • Germany — 131 million
  • U.K. — 117 million
  • Korea (Republic of) — 113 million
  • Brazil — 88 million
  • France — 82 million
  • Canada — 70 million
  • Australia — 67 million
  • Italy — 56 million
  • Netherlands — 52 million
  • Russian Federation — 45 million
  • India — 44 million
  • Taiwan — 36 million
  • Spain — 34 million
  • Mexico — 29 million
  • Sweden — 28 million
  • South Africa — 27 million
  • Egypt — 24 million

Web Hosting Market Share 2020 — Top 107

  • GoDaddy Web Hosting — 16.95% / 1720 K hosted domains
  • Google Cloud Web Serving — 9.73% / 987 K hosted domains
  • AWS Web Hosting — 8.47% / 859 K hosted domains
  • 1&1 Hosting — 5.56% / 563 K hosted domains
  • Hostgator — 3.52% / 357 K hosted domains
  • BlueHost — 2.91% / 295 K hosted domains
  • Liquidweb — 2.42% / 245 K hosted domains
  • Hetzner — 2.21% / 224 K hosted domains
  • DigitalOcean — 2.06% / 209 K hosted domains
  • WP Engine — 2.06% / 208 K hosted domains
  • Other — 44.11%

Top 10 web hosting services in 2020

Top 20 TLDs 20208

  • .com — 149.8 million
  • .tk — 25.1 million
  • .cn — 15.5 million
  • .de — 14.9 million
  • .net — 13.3 million
  • .org — 10.3 million
  • .uk — 10.3 million
  • .nl — 5.3 million
  • .icu — 5.2 million
  • .ru — 4.8 million
  • .ga — 4.6 million
  • .cf — 4.2 million
  • .info — 4.2 million
  • .ml — 3.8 million
  • .br — 3.7 million
  • .fr — 3.5 million
  • .eu — 3.5 million
  • .gq — 3.4 million
  • .it — 2.9 million
  • .au — 2.9 million

Website Building Platform Share 20209

  • Total number of live websites — 1.79 billion
  • No CMS — 39.40%
  • WordPress — 38.50%
  • Shopify — 3.00%
  • Joomla — 2.30%
  • Drupal — 1.50%
  • Wix — 1.50%
  • Squarespace — 1.40%
  • Bitrix — 1.00%
  • Blogger — 1.00%
  • Magento — 0.70%
  • OpenCart — 0.60%
  • PrestaShop — 0.50%
  • Other — 8.60%

Number of websites build on given CMS 202010

  • Total number of websites built on CMS — 55.7 million
  • WordPress — 27 million
  • WIX — 3.8 million
  • Squarespace — 2.34 million
  • Joomla — 1.62 million

Global market share of cloud infrastructure services 202011

  • Amazon Web Services — 33%
  • Microsoft — 18%
  • Google — 9%
  • Other — 40%

Most Common Issues that caused downtime in 202012

  • Security flaws — 64%
  • Human error — 60%
  • Bugs/flaws in software — 40%
  • Configuration complexity — 35%
  • Server hardware too old/inadequate — 24%
  • I.T. dept. is understaffed/overworked — 22%
  • Integration/interoperability issues — 22%
  • Lack of support for crucial apps — 19%
  • Server instability problem — 15%
  • Server O.S. too old — 15%
  • I.T. lacks training/certification — 14%
  • Bring your own device (BYOD) — 14%
  • Poor vendor tech support — 11%
  • Mobility — 9%
  • Edge computing — 9%

Top issues caused downtime in 2020

E-mails 202013,14,15

  • Total e-mail users — 4.037 billion
  • Total sent/received e-mails — 306.4 billion
  • Spam of total e-mail traffic — 53.95%

E-mail spam by country 202016

  • Russia — 20.74%
  • USA — 9.64%
  • Germany — 9.41%
  • France — 6.29%
  • China — 5.22%
  • Brazil — 3.56%
  • Netherlands — 3.38%
  • Vietnam — 2.55%
  • Spain — 2.34%
  • Poland — 2.21%
  • Other — 34.66%

Messaging apps users per month 202017

  • WhatsApp — 2 billion
  • Facebook Messenger — 1.3 billion
  • WeChat — 1.203 billion
  • Q.Q. — 694 million
  • Telegram — 400 million
  • Snapchat — 398 million

Social Media Market Share 202018

  • Facebook — 74.17%
  • Pinterest — 11.68%
  • Twitter — 6.78%
  • YouTube — 4.86%
  • Instagram — 1.35%
  • Other — 1.16%

Social Media Active Visitors per Month 202019

  • Facebook — 2.603 billion
  • YouTube — 2 billion
  • Instagram — 1.082 billion
  • TikTok — 800 million
  • Sina Weibo — 550 million
  • Qzone — 517 million
  • Reddit — 430 million
  • Kuaishou — 400 million
  • Snapchat — 398 million
  • Pinterest — 367 million
  • Twitter — 326 million
  • Total users 20 — 3.96 billion


*The exact numbers keep changing every second.

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