According to various estimates, surveys and experiments, it is believed that today there are almost two billion websites online. The number, by any measure, is more than enormous. This creates a lot of room for major web platforms to shine.
To be more precise, the most recent reported number is exactly 1,652,185,816 websites, as pointed out by Netcraft in its November 2018 web server survey.
Think about it: 1.65 billion websites means that there is roughly one website for every five people in the world. That number is even more impressive when you consider that approximately half of the world's population has access to the Internet.
Of course not! The secret is something else. The fact that we have nearly two billion websites online today is thanks to what we call content management systems, or CMS for short.
Simply put, a CMS is an online software that allows anyone to create a working website without having to get their hands dirty under the hood, fiddling with all the code. In fact, no coding or programming skills are required to create/run a CMS-based website.
That's why several popular CMS tools now dominate all lists of the best website platforms! It is estimated that about half of all websites run on some kind of CMS.
WordPress is the CMS that rules! There is simply no other way to say this. According to the latest data, WordPress controls almost 60% of the CMS market. What's even more impressive, is that almost 30% of all websites run on WordPressThat's among all websites! Knowing these numbers, it should come as no surprise that this same website also runs on WordPress.
Joomla and Drupal follow WordPress with approximately 6.6% and 4.6% CMS market share, respectively. Right after the pair, we have Magento, previously the most popular e-commerce platform, currently with a 2.4% CMS market share.
You probably noticed the word "formerly" there: Magento was THE CMS that existed in the past, and surely the most well-known and powerful e-commerce solution of all.
Then, WordPress appeared and, along with it, the excellent WooCommerce: the e-commerce version of WordPress. According to the latest data,WooCommerce has grown ahead of Magento in popularity.
When we talk about major web platforms for e-commerce, WooCommerce has a 10% market share, while Magneto has the 9%. WordPress and its various side tools are taking the web by storm.
There are also some new entrants in the CMS space this year, and I'm pleased to report on them as well. There is also another web platform that deserves a big mention: Shopify.
WordPress is the king, there is no argumentIt is clear that with all these CMS, it is often difficult to choose one or the other, and often it is the programmer who chooses without consulting the client. My recommendation is that if you want a self-manageable website, where you can have control of everything, do not hesitate and go for WordPress, because besides being the most used, is the one with the largest communityThis means that there is always interest in new developments and updates.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.