Ruby on Rails Usage Statistics

As of March 2021, 380,996 global websites have been built using Ruby on Rails, on 199,681 unique domains.  Sites built using this platform include –  which has 112.1 million monthly visits – as well as Airbnb and Shopify, and highlights the reliability and functionality of this tool[1] when it comes to creating everything from relatively simple sites to globally renowned sites with high traffic. Ruby is currently used by 4.5% of all the websites whose server-side programming language we know[2].

Rails is a web application framework written in the Ruby programming language, and was first developed in 2004.  As open source software (that is, code that is publicly accessible), Ruby on Rails has benefited from the knowledge, skills and insight of over 5000 developers to get to where it is today – version 6.1.3 (as of February 2021), having been through thousands of revisions, tickets, and patches to improve and enhance the framework.

Ruby on Rails isn’t a ‘flash in the pan’ framework – the last two decades have demonstrated that Rails is in for the long term and will continue to remain dynamic and effective over the coming years.  Here at Foxsoft, we’ve been working with Ruby on Rails for the last fifteen years, so we know the framework intimately! As a result, if you are looking for help or support with your Ruby on Rails site or want to use the framework for a brand-new site, we can help. Please give us a ring on +44 (0)1827 23 22 21 or contact us, and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.



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Andy Henson specialises in practical, yet creative, business solutions. Drawing on his experience, he couples the latest in technological thinking with a sound knowledge of business.