25th anniversary of the World Wide Web

Today is the 25th anniversary of the World Wide Web. It is a quarter-of-a-century since Tim Berners-Lee let us all in on his invention.

Posted on 23 August 2016 - Hosting
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It is 25 years to the day since Sir Tim Berners-Lee gave us the World Wide Web. The legendary computer scientist and his colleagues at CERN had developed the web in 1989 and opened it up for the rest of us to use on August 23, 1991.

That prompted the start of the internet as we know it today and all the things you can now do via your computer or phone. Getting the latest news, doing your banking, social media, reading this blog post - they can all be traced back to that moment 25 years ago.

The launch of the web fired the starting pistol for our business. Indeed, it prompted the start of our entire injury. Before the World Wide Web, there was no need for web hosts. That need only developed in the years following the web's launch as more and more people created websites and needed a method of hosting them.

In 1996, The Internet Business launched to service the requirements of businesses and organisations that were embracing this new technology and foreseeing its potential. Eventually the name contracted and we became Tibus. For an indication of just how much the internet has changed since the web's inception, take a look at how our website has changed over the years.

We're celebrating our 20th anniversary this year, but there is no doubt that our roots go back to 1991 and the debt we all owe to Berners-Lee.

Click here to read more about the history of web hosting.