Web Census Research Project


Welcome to the Acadia University Web Census Research Project homepage at the Jodrey School of Computer Science. The Web Census Research Project is a research project in which each IP address on the Internet is polled for a web server on the default port 80. If a public web server is found, the home page is downloaded (without images) and stored in our database. If no home page is found, the client moves on to another IP address. In this way, we are able to census the entire Internet to determine the number of web servers. Once the data is stored in our database, we are able to look at that data to determine the geographical location of the web servers, the languages used, the type of data on the server (commercial, news, sports, etc) and other interesting information about the World Wide Web.