Tim Berners-Lee publishes the first ever website

6th August 1991
Tim Berners-Lee publishes the first ever website

The first web page went live on August 6, 1991.

It was made by Tim Berners-Lee and contained information on the World Wide Web project. It outlined how to create Web pages and provided information about hypertext.

The URL was http://info.cern.ch/hypertext/WWW/TheProject.html, and is still available to view today.

It was hosted on Tim's NeXT computer at the European Organization for Nuclear Research, CERN. To prevent it being turned off, the computer had a hand-written label in red ink: "This machine is a server. DO NOT POWER IT DOWN!!"

Photo: Tim-Berners-Lee at CERN in 1994.


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