Synthetic Monitoring

Simulate visitor interaction with your site to monitor the end user experience.

View Product Info

FEATURES

Simulate visitor interaction

Identify bottlenecks and speed up your website.

Learn More

Real User Monitoring

Enhance your site performance with data from actual site visitors

View Product Info

FEATURES

Real user insights in real time

Know how your site or web app is performing with real user insights

Learn More

Infrastructure Monitoring Powered by SolarWinds AppOptics

Instant visibility into servers, virtual hosts, and containerized environments

View Infrastructure Monitoring Info

Comprehensive set of turnkey infrastructure integrations

Including dozens of AWS and Azure services, container orchestrations like Docker and Kubernetes, and more 

Learn More

Application Performance Monitoring Powered by SolarWinds AppOptics

Comprehensive, full-stack visibility, and troubleshooting

View Application Performance Monitoring Info

Complete visibility into application issues

Pinpoint the root cause down to a poor-performing line of code

Learn More

Log Management and Analytics Powered by SolarWinds Loggly

Integrated, cost-effective, hosted, and scalable full-stack, multi-source log management

 View Log Management and Analytics Info

Collect, search, and analyze log data

Quickly jump into the relevant logs to accelerate troubleshooting

Learn More

Does IP density matter?

ip density pingdom

The world now has a population of over 7 billion, and there are around 4 billion IP addresses allocated across the globe. With estimated 2.3 billion Internet users, that leaves almost two IP addresses per user.

How are these IP addresses distributed throughout the countries around the world, and what’s the spread of IP addresses per capita? We go deep and attempt to answer those questions and more.

IP addresses and GDP per capita

Looking at just the total number of IP addresses on its own is interesting, but we’d argue that putting it in relation to population reveals more. That’s what we call IP density. In fact, putting the number of IP addresses in relation to number of Internet users in each country is even more interesting.

We gathered up this information from a range of sources and here are the top 20 countries in the world sorted by IP addresses per Internet users:

ip density

A larger version of the chart is available here.

Way ahead of all other countries is the United States (no surprise there). It has almost 5 IP addresses per person and close to 6.4 IP addresses per Internet user. Even though number two Norway beats the US in Internet penetration (90% versus 78%), it falls behind in both IP addresses per capita (3.08) as well as IP addresses per Internet user (3.4). In the case of the United States, the fact that the country is so dominating in web hosting and datacenters should explain a big chunk of the IP addresses it has allocated.

Most of the countries in the list follow a similar profile, but one country that stands out is South Africa. It ranks as number three in terms of IP addresses per Internet user (3.29), but very low in IP addresses per capita. The explanation for that is a low Internet penetration of around 13%.

IP density seems to matter

It is of course the case that the number of IP addresses, as well as IP density, do not, in and of themselves, signify how connected or wealthy a country is. A number of factors, including GDP per capita, investments in technology, and many others, have to go into such an equation.

However, there seems to be a significant relationship between the number of IP addresses, the number of Internet users, and GDP per capita. Perhaps not surprising you would say, but visualizing it like this, we hope, is likely to spur on further insights.

Image (top) via Shutterstock.

Web Performance of the World’s Top 50 Blogs

By: Rachel Frnka Am I the only one who thinks blogs were in their prime in t [...]

Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp Down for Over Five Hours

Did you unconsciously open Instagram, Facebook, or WhatsApp several times throu [...]

The Pingdom Guide to the Internet

By Rachel Frnka We may be biased, but we think we’ve had some great blogs [...]

end user data
Extend Your APM Capabilities With End-User Data

In the internet-driven economy, businesses rely on applications for different f [...]

Troubleshooting End-User Issues With a DEM Tool

In the last decade, businesses have made massive investments in the digital eco [...]

Monitor your website’s uptime and performance

With Pingdom's website monitoring you are always the first to know when your site is in trouble, and as a result you are making the Internet faster and more reliable. Nice, huh?

START YOUR FREE 30-DAY TRIAL

MONITOR YOUR WEB APPLICATION PERFORMANCE

Gain availability and performance insights with Pingdom – a comprehensive web application performance and digital experience monitoring tool.

START YOUR FREE 30-DAY TRIAL
Start monitoring for free