First website on the web was started by CERN and read further to know how it all started,
CERN is also the birthplace of the World Wide Web. The main site at Meyrin has a large computer facility containing powerful data processing facilities, primarily for experimental-data analysis; because of the need to make these facilities available to researchers elsewhere, it has historically been a major wide area networking hub.
The first ever website was published on August 6, 1991 and served up a page explaining the World Wide Web project and giving information on how users could setup a web server and how to create their own websites and web pages, as well as how they could search the web for information. The URL for the first ever web page put up on the first ever website was
Of the thousands of websites founded prior to 1995, those appearing here are noteworthy for one or more of the following reasons:
- They still exist (albeit in some cases with different names).
- They made contributions to the history of the world wide web.
- They helped to shape certain modern Web content, such as webcomics and weblogs.