The first web page was posted on the Internet on August 6, 1991 and is now 30 years old. It is dedicated to information about the World Wide Web project, created by Tim Berners-Lee, known as the “Father of the Internet”.
The site was developed on a NeXT computer at the European Organization for Nuclear Research CERN, written in pure HTML.
The world’s first website and first server are located at info.cern.ch. It is also the first directory of sites used by people before the advent of search engines.
The picture above is the same NeXT computer by Tim Berners-Lee, on which all the technology that has become the Internet we are used to was developed on.
The first web page is located at info.cern.ch/hypertext/WWW/TheProject.html. Here, Internet users could learn the technical details of creating their own server.
In 1991, a total of three websites were created, all with a scientific focus. The following year, the number skyrocketed – a dozen web pages were created, again in academia. By the end of 1993, there were 623 websites on the Internet, according to a study by MIT researcher Matthew Gray.
In 1993, websites that were not directly related to science began to appear: then the financial portal Bloomberg.com was born, the first comic site “Doctor Funny”, the first database of films. There are about 1.7 billion websites on the Internet today.