As the internet has grown to consume much of our lives, one website which has become essential for students, researchers and anyone trying to find out the answer to a question is Wikipedia. The online encyclopedia has become the default location to visit to find out about anything in the world. The fact that it has been around for so long, is such a popular destination on the web and one of the biggest websites available means that there is plenty that you might not know about the free encyclopedia. So, if you want to find out more about the website you visit whenever you have a query, check out our list below!
As one of the leading websites in the world, Wikipedia is visited by millions of people every single day. This has led to the site being the 7th most popular in the world, beaten only by the likes of Amazon, Facebook, Google and Yahoo. Altogether, this means that more than 500 million people use the site every single month and visit 18 billion pages in that time.
The vast majority of servers that keep Wikipedia up and running as well as storing its vast amount of information are largely located in Ashburn, Virginia. This site is known as eqiad and is the primary data center for the website, though other facilities in Amsterdam, San Francisco and Texas all help to keep the encyclopedia online.