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Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 12 December 2018

Wix is now used by 1% of all websites.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 28 November 2018

Nginx is the most popular web server in China.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 21 November 2018

73.6% of Italian websites redirect to their www subdomain, but only 16.6% of Russian sites.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 12 November 2018

Aruba is the most popular web hosting provider in Italy.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 9 November 2018

LiteSpeed is the most popular web server in Iran.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 8 November 2018

Squarespace is the second most popular content management system on .com sites, only behind WordPress.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 6 November 2018

Nginx is now used by 40% of all websites and by 66.7% of the top 10,000 sites.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 30 October 2018

The JavaScript content delivery network CDNJS is now used by 8% of all websites, up from 5.3% one year ago.

Squarespace is the most popular hosted content management system

Posted by Matthias Gelbmann on 11 September 2018

Squarespace is now used by 1.3% of all websites, up from 0.7% a year ago. This makes it the 4th most popular CMS after WordPress, Joomla and Drupal. We look at the statistics behind this success.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 23 August 2018

73.7% of Mexican (.mx) websites are hosted in the USA. Only 14.9% are hosted in Mexico.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 21 August 2018

Shopify is the most popular content management system on the .shop top level domain, just ahead of WordPress.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 1 August 2018

Sakura is the most popular web hosting provider in Japan.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 23 July 2018

Squarespace is now used by 1.2% of all websites, up from 0.6% one year ago.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 11 June 2018

Shopify is now the fifth most popular content management system, overtaking Magento.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 30 May 2018

More than one third of all websites and almost three quarter of the top 1000 sites redirect to https.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 28 May 2018

IdenTrust, which is used as root certificate for Let's Encrypt, is now used by 20% of all websites, up from 9.3% one year ago.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 22 May 2018

50.6% of websites use a valid SSL certificate, up from 14.4% three years ago.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 17 May 2018

OVH has 62.6% market share among web hosting providers located in France.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 17 April 2018

Usage of DigiCert as SSL certificate authority has tripled in the last 6 months, because people switch to it from the former Symantec brands.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 12 April 2018

HTTP/2 is now used by 25% of all websites, up from 12.9% one year ago.

WooCommerce and the power of the WordPress ecosystem

Posted by Matthias Gelbmann on 9 April 2018

WordPress as the most used content management system has created an impressive ecosystem around itself. That consists of hundreds of thousands developers and companies working with WordPress, hundreds of WordPress-related events organized around the world, and tens of thousands plugins developed on top of its core. We have a closer look at some statistics of the most important plugins.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 4 April 2018

0.15% of all websites add IPv6 support every month. At that speed, transition to IPv6 will be completed in April 2067.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 29 March 2018

Flash usage is down to 5% of all websites, down from 28.5% seven years ago.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 27 March 2018

Alibaba is the most popular web hosting provider in China.

IdenTrust, which is used as root certificate for Let's Encrypt, has become the most popular SSL certificate authority

Posted by Matthias Gelbmann on 22 March 2018

IdenTrust is now used by 17.5% of all websites, up from virtually zero three years ago. As the whole SSL certificate market grows fast, its competitors are mostly doing fine too - at the moment.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 19 March 2018

12.8% of all websites now use a Tag Manager, up from 0.9% four years ago.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 5 March 2018

WordPress now powers 30% of all websites, up from 13.1% seven years ago.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 1 March 2018

The Open Graph protocol is used by 37% of all websites, and by 61.9% of the top 1000 sites.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 22 February 2018

11.7% of all websites use Google Tag Manager, up from 6.3% one year ago

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 20 February 2018

Due to the popularity of HTML5, 80% of all websites use HTML now. 65.6% used XHTML 6 years ago.

Infographic on web technology usage

Posted by Matthias Gelbmann on 5 February 2018

From WHCompare we received a nice infographic based on our data.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 1 February 2018

Every day 3,270 of the top 10 million websites switch to https.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 11 January 2018

27.1% of all websites and 68.4% of the top 1000 sites redirect to https.

Web Technologies of the Year 2017

Posted by Matthias Gelbmann on 3 January 2018

We compiled the list of web technologies that saw the largest increase in usage in the last year.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 18 December 2017

97.4% of the websites that support QUIC are running LiteSpeed.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 11 December 2017

WordPress has now 60% content management systems market share.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 1 December 2017

MGID was the fastest growing advertising network in November.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 21 November 2017

5.2% of all sites and 10.4% of the top 10,000 sites are hosted on Amazon. Amazon is the fastest growing web hosting provider at the moment.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 15 November 2017

25% of websites redirect to https, up from 20% only 3 months ago.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 13 November 2017

Usage of HTTP/2 has doubled in the last year and is now at 20.4%.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 10 November 2017

55.6% of Dutch sites redirect to https, but only 5.1% of Chinese sites.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 24 October 2017

96.3% of LiteSpeed servers support HTTP/2, 38.4% of Nginx servers, 4.0% of Apache servers, 0.9% of Microsoft-IIS servers.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 23 October 2017

2 out of 3 websites now use HTML5.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 17 October 2017

8% of all sites and 21.2% of the top 1000 sites use Google Tag Manager.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 11 October 2017

9 out of 10 websites use UTF-8 as character encoding. 45 other encodings share the remaining 10%.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 3 October 2017

Heap increased its user base by 50% in the last year.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 2 October 2017

Usage of Hugo has grown by 231% in the last year.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 1 September 2017

Amazon CloudFront is the fastest growing content delivery network at the moment.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 28 August 2017

Nginx is now the most used web server among the top 1 million websites.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 22 August 2017

The JavaScript content delivery network CDNJS is now used by 5% of all websites, up from 1.7% one year ago.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 10 August 2017

16% of all website and 32.1% of the top 1000 sites use HTTP/2.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 8 August 2017

20% of all websites and 53.9% of the top 1000 sites redirect to https.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 4 August 2017

More than five year after its release, Apache version 2.4 became the most used Apache version.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 1 August 2017

41.5% of all website and 69.6% of the top 1000 sites redirect to its www subdomain.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 19 July 2017

Brightspot is the content management system with the highest percentage of high traffic sites in its user base.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 17 July 2017

Google Tag Manager has a market share of 94% in the Tag Manager market.

New surveys on the usage of structured data formats

Posted by Matthias Gelbmann on 5 July 2017

Structured data are pieces of information on web pages in formats that can easily be interpreted by machines. We started to monitor the usage of various formats on the web.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 28 June 2017

91.4% of all jQuery sites still use version 1. Only 6.9% use version 2, released four years ago, and only 1.7% use version 3, released one year ago.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 26 June 2017

6% of all websites use CloudFlare, up from 4.7% one year ago.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 19 June 2017

JavaScript is the fastest growing server-side programming language for websites.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 1 June 2017

Sitefinity increased its user base by 60% in the last year, with most new users switching from WordPress.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 29 May 2017

IdenTrust, which is used as root certificate for Let's Encrypt, is now used by 10% of all websites, up from 0.8% one year ago.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 18 May 2017

Most popular content management systems on .gov sites:

1. Drupal
2. CivicEngage
3. WordPress

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 11 May 2017

PNG replaced JPEG as the most used image format on the web.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 10 May 2017

Shopify is now the sixth most popular content management system, up from rank ten one year ago.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 8 May 2017

23.8% of web servers located in the Czech Republic support , compared to 16.8% for USA and 1.2% for Japan.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 2 May 2017

Usage of Wix has grown by 72% in the last year.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 13 April 2017

GoDaddy extends the lead in the web hosting market due to its acquisition of Host Europe.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 12 April 2017

The JavaScript content delivery network jsDelivr is now used by 1% of all websites, up from 0.2% one year ago.

Nginx reaches 33.3% web server market share while Apache falls below 50%

Posted by Matthias Gelbmann on 10 April 2017

Half of the web still runs on Apache's web server, but one third already uses Nginx, and the gap is closing fast. We have a closer look at the detailed statistics and trends.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 3 April 2017

IPv6 is now supported by 10% of all websites, up from 6.1% a year ago.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 24 March 2017

Usage of Vue.js has grown by more than 600% in the last year.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 23 March 2017

34.1% of all websites have a valid SSL certificate, up from 14.4% two years ago.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 22 March 2017

The top 10 content management systems are 3 hosted platforms and 7 PHP-based systems.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 21 March 2017

PHP version 5.6 is now the most used PHP version.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 16 March 2017

The top 3 SSL certificate provider Comodo, Identrust and Symantec together occupy 81.8% of the SSL certificate market.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 13 March 2017

52% of all websites are in English, down from 57.6% six years ago.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 2 March 2017

Flash usage is down to 7% of all websites, declining by 1% every 6 months.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 1 March 2017

Most popular Python-based content management systems:

1. Plone
2. Odoo
3. Trac

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 21 February 2017

Most popular Ruby-based content management systems:

1. NationBuilder
2. Discourse
3. LocomotiveCMS

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 16 February 2017

Most popular content delivery networks among the top 1000 sites:
1. Akamai
2. CloudFlare
3. Fastly

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 15 February 2017

Only 32.4% of all websites and 78.8% of the top 1000 sites have a valid SSL certificate.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 7 February 2017

Most popular Java-based content management systems:

1. Dealer.com
2. Liferay
3. Adobe Experience Manager

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 24 January 2017

Comodo SSL certificates are now used by 13.8% of websites, up from 7.2% one year ago.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 12 January 2017

7.5% of all websites use a reverse proxy service, up from 5.5% one year ago.

Web Technologies of the Year 2016

Posted by Matthias Gelbmann on 3 January 2017

We compiled the list of web technologies that saw the largest increase in usage in the last year.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 19 December 2016

IdenTrust, which is used as root certificate for Let's Encrypt, moved up to rank #2 in the SSL certificate authorities market report, only behind Comodo.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 14 December 2016

60.2% of all websites and 79.8% of the top 1000 sites are using HTML5.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 5 December 2016

70% of all websites are using compression, up from 43.3% five years ago.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 1 December 2016

Google Tag Manager is used by 6% of all websites, up from 3.8% one year ago.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 21 November 2016

The JavaScript CDN market share of Google Hosted Libraries is 73%, down from 93.6% four years ago.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 18 November 2016

5% of all websites are in Spanish, up from 3.9% six years ago.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 10 November 2016

Red Hat is the Linux distribution with the highest percentage of high traffic sites in its user base.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 2 November 2016

Usage of the GSAP JavaScript library has grown by 152% in the last year.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 28 October 2016

PHP version 5.3, which reached end of life in August 2014, is still the most used PHP version.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 26 October 2016

Usage of IPv6 is now increasing steadily after a long period of stagnation.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 6 October 2016

After growing by 17.6% in the last year, Ubuntu is now running on one out of eight websites.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 4 October 2016

The JavaScript content delivery network CDNJS is now used by 3.5% of all websites, up from 0.8% one year ago.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 3 October 2016

25% of the top 1000 websites and 6.1% of all websites use a Tag Manager.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 30 September 2016

XHTML+RDFa (Extensible Hypertext Markup Language + Resource Description Framework in attributes) is almost exclusively used by Drupal sites.

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