If you are even a little bit familiar with the world of web hosting, you are probably aware of how widespread WordPress web hosting has become in recent years. The WordPress platform has quickly risen to be one of the most ubiquitous tech tools on the web, and it is nearly impossible to overstate its influence on developers, site owners, and users.
Being in the WordPress web hosting business ourselves, we thought we had a pretty good idea of how influential WordPress truly was. But even we were shocked when we came across this infographic recently.
The creator of the infographic, himself something of a WordPress icon, reached out to fellow developers soliciting any stats or facts they could come up with regarding WordPress usage. He then compiled them graphically to convey a true sense of how far reaching WordPress is.
Diving into the numbers is more than a little bit humbling, but it is also cause for some celebration here at the Pressable office. The greatest takeaway is that WordPress is more popular than ever, that WordPress hosting is more necessary than ever, and that more and more of the Internet is relying on the tools offered by WordPress.
Consider, for example, that in 2011, WordPress was responsible for over 14% of the top 1,000,000 websites in the entire world, including sites for the New York Times, the NFL, and NASA. Those institutions don’t go for trendy, flash-in-the-pan technologies. They turned to WordPress because it is versatile, reliable, cost-effective, and designer-friendly. We would love to know how much that percentage has increased in the 3 years since it was measured.
We were also surprised to hear that 22 out of every 100 new domains created in the US are running on WordPress and that WordPress is also the most widely used CMS in the world, with the next closest competitor lagging far behind. There is a lot of competition in this arena, and savvy developers and entrepreneurs are not often swayed by flashy marketing and gimmicks. That means that WordPress has become one of the biggest by being one of the best. As a team of WordPress experts ourselves, we couldn’t agree more.
You can check out the infographic at your own leisure, and we recommend that you do. Most of the stats are surprising, if not jaw dropping. All of them, however, underscore how popular and important WordPress web hosting is. This is a technology that is here to stay, and it has something to offer anyone in need of a web presence. If you are late to the game, make the switch to WordPress and use Pressable as your partner.