Media > Internet > Hosts: Group totals

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.


World 547.3 million 2008
High income OECD countries 480.33 million 2008
Christian countries 450.44 million 2008
Heavily indebted countries 440.33 million 2008
Cold countries 415.51 million 2008
Group of 7 countries (G7) 409.61 million 2008
Former British colonies 340.48 million 2008
Europe 119.24 million 2008
European Union 104.06 million 2008
NATO countries 103.44 million 2008
Non-religious countries 93.85 million 2008
Eurozone 71.81 million 2008
East Asia and Pacific 70.98 million 2008
Emerging markets 69.98 million 2008
Catholic countries 64.99 million 2008
Hot countries 41.53 million 2008
Sparsely populated countries 34.58 million 2008
Latin America and Caribbean 28 million 2008
Religious countries 25.21 million 2008
Eastern Europe 22.5 million 2008
Tourist destinations 22.4 million 2008
Former Spanish colonies 18.52 million 2008
Landlocked countries 12.13 million 2008
Former Soviet republics 7.51 million 2008
Muslim countries 5.22 million 2008
South and Central Asia 3.1 million 2008
South Asia 2.91 million 2008
Middle Eastern and North Africa 2.47 million 2008
Sub-Saharan Africa 1.48 million 2008
OPEC countries 680,374 2008
Former French colonies 449,747 2008
failed states 226,615 2008

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