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 5:06:02 PM
The Internet we each see every day is an infinitesimally tiny sliver of the whole—the parts we have curated ... the Internet population map, captured in their darker shading. In fact, all but four of the countries with more than 80 percent of their ...
'Running battle': How Google hopes to beat countries cracking down on Internet freedom
NBC News - 10/23/2013 9:15:29 PM
Google hopes a little browser tool will help change the world ... connections to get around what is known as the Great Firewall — the government’s blocking of much of the Western Internet, including social media sites. Google calls its way “a ...
Qatar: the migrant workers forced to work for no pay in World Cup host country - video
theguardian.com - 9/25/2013 1:49:05 PM
Qatar, one of the richest countries on the planet, will be hosting the World Cup in 2022. But much of the Gulf state's expansion is being built by some of the poorest migrant workers in the world. In the worst cases, employees are not being paid and work ...
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 ... represented countries like Germany, Italy, and South Korea had their superstars back on the podium. In the end, it was the host country that won ...
The U.S. Has More Internet Porn Than Any Other Country
Gizmodo - 8/14/2013 1:55:56 PM
He found that the U.S. is second only to the Netherlands, which has 187 million pages for a population of 17 ... 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 ...
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 ...
Gabon Wagers on High-Speed Internet
The World Bank Group - 1/12/2014 11:57:07 PM
A top priority in the “Gabon Emergent” strategic plan is the development of information and communication technologies (ICTs). With World Bank assistance, Gabon has invested heavily in infrastructure such as fiber optics, with the aim of providing high ...
Dubai to host World Expo 2020
Gulf News - 11/27/2013 5:06:23 PM
The bid for Expo 2020 is in line with Dubai’s ambitions for the future. It sends out a strong message to the rest of the world with this unprecedented win, the first for a Middle Eastern country. They are willing to ‘connect minds and create the future ...
World Porn League Table: UK Sits Not so Proudly in Third Place
International Business Times - 8/13/2013 3:30:11 PM
The Netherlands has long been famous for its sex shows and red light districts - and it seems the country just can't get enough of web erotica and porn. Figures show that the Dutch host more web pornography than any other European country, behind only the ...
Hosts Poland accused of endangering world climate talks timetable
theguardian.com - 11/21/2013 6:39:24 PM
If this ambition isn't captured in a decision the hosts and the negotiators will have let down not just those affected by climate change, but every country that is already investing in the green economy. "Civil society groups left the talks today in part ...
Turkmenistan Hosting Windsurfing World Cup Event
Radio Free Europe - 3/5/2014 2:27:12 PM
Turkmenistan has received a small token of international recognition. Hosting an international sports event seems to be something of a status symbol in Central Asia. Uzbekistan hosted the President’s Cup tennis tournament from 1997-2002, which did draw ...
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 ...
Thailand to Host World's Tallest New Year's Eve Ball Drop
ABC News - 12/30/2013 4:34:24 PM
The ball drop in New York's Times Square has long been a mainstay of New Year's Eve celebrations, but the sparkling ritual extends far beyond the United States to other countries ... at the al fresco restaurant Sirocco that sits atop Lebua ...
World Fuel Services Corporation to Host Third Quarter 2013 Earnings Conference Call
Yahoo! Finance - 10/16/2013 8:47:59 PM
World Fuel Services sells fuel and delivers services to its clients at more than 8,000 locations in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide. The company's global team of market makers provides deep domain expertise in all aspects of ...
With 243 million users by 2014, India to beat US in internet reach: Study
Times of India - 11/14/2013 5:18:49 AM
The report estimates 243 million internet users in the country by June 2014, overtaking the US as the world's second largest internet base after China. The US currently has an estimated 207 million internet users, while China has 300 million.