Definition: This entry lists the number of Internet hosts available within a country. An Internet host is a computer connected directly to the Internet; normally an Internet Service Provider's (ISP) computer is a host. Internet users may use either a hard-wired terminal, at an institution with a mainframe computer connected directly to the Internet, or may connect remotely by way of a modem via telephone line, cable, or satellite to the Internet Service Provider's host computer. The number of hosts is one indicator of the extent of Internet connectivity.
Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2012See also: Internet hosts map
What the World Would Look Like If Countries Were As Big As Their Online Populations
Atlantic Online - 10/10/2013 4:01:37 PM
The Internet we each see every day is an infinitesimally tiny sliver of the ... Together with much of Europe, these are the parts of the world that have gotten the vast majorities of their people online the fastest. Mark Graham and Stefano De Sabbata ...
'Running battle': How Google hopes to beat countries cracking down on Internet freedom
NBCNews.com - 10/23/2013 7:17:58 AM
They can establish a secure connection with someone across the world, in a free-Internet country, whom they trust, and read and post online without surveillance or blocking. Chinese citizens already use similar connections to get around what is known as ...
The Most Popular Websites in the World, Country-by-Country
Gizmodo - 10/3/2013 12:28:01 PM
which is currently home to the world’s largest Internet population at over half a billion users. At the same time, we see a puzzling fact that Baidu is also listed as the most visited website in South Korea (ahead of the popular South Korean search ...
The U.S. Has More Internet Porn Than Any Other Country
Gizmodo - 8/14/2013 1:55:56 PM
It's Holland, it's sexually liberal, and many of the web hosting companies are located there, and not regulated much at all, meaning they can make loads of cash. The Netherlands is also home to AMSIX, or the Amsterdam Internet Exchange, which is the world ...
Host country Canada wins three medals at 2013 World Figure Skating Championships
examiner.com - 3/17/2013 8:35:44 PM
The globalization of figure skating has never been more on display as it was at the 2013 World Figure Skating Championships ... MEN: Controversial finish The men's event was full of surprises. On paper, the fact that Canada's own Patrick Chan won his ...
For Internet Safety, Russia Most Dangerous In World
Forbes - 11/2/2012 6:00:53 PM
When it comes to internet security breaches around the world, nowhere on the planet is more ... There are just 10 countries worldwide that host 86 percent of the web resources used to spread malware. For the second quarter in a row, this figure ...
Brazil Introduces Its First World Cup Tourism Ads for 13 Countries
skift.com - 12/7/2013 12:29:40 PM
Brazil’s government tourism authority Embratur took advantage of today’s live World Cup draw to start targeting online videos at potential visitors to Brazil from key tourism markets. The draw, eagerly awaited by soccer fans around the world ...
World Porn League Table: UK Sits Not so Proudly in Third Place
International Business Times - 8/13/2013 3:51:40 PM
Figures show that the Dutch host more web pornography than any other European country, behind only the ... AMSIX is the Amsterdam Internet Exchange and is the worlds largest data transport hub in the world - accounting for around 10% of the world's ...
India to host 2018 men's hockey World Cup
in.com - 11/8/2013 6:44:40 AM
New Delhi: India has been awarded the 2018 men's hockey World Cup, the second time in a span of eight years the country will be hosting the mega event having successfully organised the previous edition three years ago. The 2018 edition will see an expanded ...
The World's Friendliest Countries
Forbes - 4/7/2011 11:53:31 PM
“Since the launch, we’ve watched it grow into the world’s largest survey of expats.” Respondents rated their host countries on a slew of factors related to economics, raising children and overall experience. To determine which were the ...
Even in the world’s richest country, it takes smartphones to end internet inequality
Quartz - 6/11/2013 7:36:42 PM
Cell phones are expected to bring the next billion internet users on board by 2015, but not all those new users will come from Africa and Asia. Plenty of them are members of late-adopting ethnic groups within the US. On the 2011 US Census Bureau survey ...
FIFA asks 2018 World Cup host Russia for clarity on anti-LGBT laws
Raw Story - 8/14/2013 12:58:40 PM
It added: “FIFA expects that all guests in a FIFA World Cup host country whether they are fans, players, officials or media, experience a great FIFA World Cup irrespective of their sexual orientation. “FIFA is firmly convinced that the staging of the ...
World Cup host Brazil worth a closer look
New York Post - 10/6/2013 1:18:44 AM
Forgiv eme, but I saw it the other way. I’d have been far more distressed and astonished to learn that we weren’t spying on those countries. And with Brazil hosting both next year’s soccer World Cup — for which the US team has qualified ...
Firm Is Accused of Sending Spam, and Fight Jams Internet
New York Times - 3/26/2013 11:59:49 PM
A squabble between a group fighting spam and a Dutch company that hosts Web sites said ... largest computer attacks on the Internet, causing widespread congestion and jamming crucial infrastructure around the world. Millions of ordinary Internet ...
A fascinating map of the world’s happiest and least happy countries
Washington Post - 9/11/2013 3:50:04 AM
Denmark, Norway, Switzerland and the Netherlands are the happiest countries in the world ... Western Europe and Australia. But, as you can see in the above map, it's also quite high in much of Latin America and on the Arabian Peninsula.