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
China Ramps Up Censorship as it Hosts World Internet Conference
WHIR - 11/20/2014 6:15:44 PM
China is taking down its firewall in just one city for three days while it hosts the World Internet Conference ... The irony of having a world Internet conference in a country that censors it is not lost on observers. “Surely, officials must recognize ...
What is the World Internet Conference? China Hosts International Leaders Amid Criticism Over Censorship
International Business Times - 11/19/2014 9:12:53 AM
The theme of the conference is “An Interconnected World Shared and Governed by All.” Critics have pointed out the irony of China hosting ... s Internet censorship “shares the same spirit with that of the U.S. and many other Western countries.”
Tech Expert Says Chinese Censorship Shows Why Obama’s Internet Push Is So Dangerous
The Blaze - 11/18/2014 11:54:32 PM
As China opened the World Internet Conference, Internet companies said the host country’s censors had instituted new blocks to several popular websites — a kind of censorship that one technology expert said the U.S. could potentially see if President ...
Contradictions Abound as China Pokes a Hole in Great Firewall to Host ‘World Internet Conference’
The Wall Street Journal - 11/19/2014 5:38:08 AM
To mark the occasion of China’s first World Internet Conference being hosted in Wuzhen, the country’s censors have cut a tiny ... GreatFire.org said it had been using EdgeCast cloud services to host mirrors for websites previously blocked in China.
Jack Ma And Others To Attend The World Internet Conference
bidnessetc.com - 11/19/2014 10:03:00 AM
The World Internet Conference is set to commence today in the eastern Zhejiang province of China. The three-day event is aimed to showcase the host country’s elevated status in the Global Technology industry, and its position on Internet governance issues.
What if China held a world internet conference and the world didn’t show up?
Quartz - 11/18/2014 9:21:14 AM
When China hosts the country’s very first “World Internet Conference” this week in the city of Wuzhen, speakers will include top executives from China’s internet giants like Alibaba, Tencent, and Baidu, along with executives from “Qualcomm ...
The world wide SPREAD: Map shows what the world would look like based on the number of internet users in each country
Daily Mail - 9/22/2014 9:45:53 AM
and Japan alone host more internet users than Europe and North America combined. The top category of internet penetration is where more than 80 per cent of residents are online, and few of the world’s largest countries fall into this category.
China to Present Its “World View” on Internet
China Digital Times - 11/19/2014 2:32:01 AM
The southern canal city of Wuzhen will host China’s World Internet Conference ... “The cyberspace in China is a free world, and the country’s management regarding Internet has never done anything to be ashamed of.” Lu Wei concluded with his ...
China Asks The World To Buy In To Its Vision Of The Internet
Forbes - 11/20/2014 3:59:43 PM
Hosting this conference is giving the country credibility in some quarters at least. Russia – which opposes plans for the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) to hand over technical oversight of the internet to a new independent ...
China, host of global Internet summit, blocks Verizon cloud websites
Reading Eagle - 11/18/2014 11:01:27 AM
TAIPEI, Taiwan — Chinese authorities stepped up their censorship of the Internet by blocking websites using Verizon Communication's cloud service, a show of power just as the country is poised to host a global ... which has the world's largest Internet ...
China says controls on Internet needed to maintain stability
Reuters - 11/20/2014 2:09:22 AM
The comments, made at the start of the World ... China's Internet chief and director of the State Internet Information Office, said at the conference. Lu was referring to China's eastern tourist town of Wuzhen, roughly 75 miles from Shanghai, which is ...
What the World Would Look Like If Countries Were As Big As Their Online Populations
The Atlantic - 10/10/2013 5:06:02 PM
and Japan alone host more Internet users than Europe and North America combined. Second, few of the world’s largest Internet countries fall into the top category (>80%) of Internet penetration (and indeed India falls into the lowest category, at <20% ...
The Most Popular Websites in the World, Country-by-Country
Gizmodo - 10/3/2013 7:48:50 AM
This map shows the most visited websites around the world, broken down country-by-country. Assembled by Mark Graham and Stefano De Sabbata for Information Geographies, the map—based on Alexa data—depicts countries sized by Internet population.
The World Cup Is Going To Shatter Internet Traffic Records
The Business Insider - 6/10/2014 3:02:30 PM
The FIFA World Cup is going to shatter internet traffic records ... That's the same amount of traffic the entire country of Brazil (the World Cup's host country) generates in three months. What's more, Cisco claims that the mobile traffic generated ...
CHARTS: This is how much gold miners really put into their host countries
Mining - 10/27/2014 9:57:28 PM
Members of the World Gold Council (WGC), the market development organization for the global precious metal industry, spent last year a total of $47 billion in countries hosting their mining operations, a recent report published by the WGC shows.