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Top level domain specific web technology usage reports
Posted by Sam Soltano on 5 March 2012 in News, Top Level Domains
We introduced web technology market reports for specific tools and services a few months ago. Now we have extended the range of these reports by offering technology usage reports for individual top level domains, which is largely equivalent to countries.
These reports might be for you, if you want to find answers to questions such as
You can see a complete list of the report's content in the report description, see for instance the report for Brazil.
Web technology usage in different countries often varies a lot. There are several reasons for that. Some tools and services are simply not offered to a world-wide user group, mostly due to language barriers. For example, Discuz! is a discussion forum system that ranks #9 in the content management system survey. However, that tool supports only Chinese, and it actually is the most popular content management system in China. Not surprisingly, it ranks very low for example in France.
Very often, a tool is popular in the country where it has been developed originally. The Russian web server Nginx is increasingly popular everywhere, but is has a market share of 57% in Russia, while it has "only" around 10% in the rest of the world.
Sometimes, the reason for a regional popularity of a tool seems to be coincidence. For example, Typo3, originally developed in Denmark, is the most popular content management system in Austria, however it ranks "only" #4 in Denmark. A combination of locally available know-how, such as skilled developers, training courses, or literature in the local language, can make a tool more popular in some markets than in others, without any technical reason.
Very often, it makes sense to use the technology that people around you are using too. That makes it easier to find people that have similar problems, and it is easier for companies to find engineer that can develop and maintain their websites. Our new reports show exactly how these local ecosystems look like. The list of top level domain technology reports covers all domains that have enough sites to generate significant statistics.
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