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Web Technology Blog

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 website 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 26 July 2017

IdenTrust, which is used as root certificate for Let's Encrypt, is now used by 28.6% of all websites, but only by 1.6% of the top 1000 sites.

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.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 29 September 2016

Tornado is the web server with the highest percentage of high traffic sites in its user base.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 28 September 2016

HTTP/2 is now used by 10% of all the websites, up from 1.2% one year ago.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 27 September 2016

Locaweb is the most popular web hosting provider in Brazil, ahead of Amazon.

The impact of Let's Encrypt on the SSL certificate market

Posted by Matthias Gelbmann on 26 September 2016

Let's Encrypt, the issuer of free SSL certificates, has been expected to disrupt the SSL certificate market. We have a look 10 months after they started their public beta phase.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 23 September 2016

Japanese has surpassed German as the third most used language on the web, behind English and Russian.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 22 September 2016

Usage of XHTML peaked at 65.6%. Now it's down at 28.8% due to the rise of HTML5.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 14 September 2016

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 13 September 2016

Most popular content management systems based on Node.js:

1. Ghost
2. NodeBB
3. Apostrophe

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 9 September 2016

Usage of Shopify has grown by 55% in the last year.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 6 September 2016

6% of all websites use a tag manager now, up from 0.5% three years ago.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 16 August 2016

Poland has more sites in the Alexa top 10 million than India, Italy, France and Australia.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 9 August 2016

7 out of 8 websites (87.5%) use UTF-8 as character encoding.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 4 August 2016

IdenTrust, which is used as root certificate for Let's Encrypt, has 46.7% SSL certificate authorities market share in France.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 2 August 2016

While CloudFlare is the most popular content delivery network, Akamai clearly dominates among high-traffic sites.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 1 August 2016

Most popular web hosting providers among the top 1000 sites:

1. Amazon
2. Google
3. China Telecom
4. China Unicom
5. Alibaba
 

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 29 July 2016

React is the JavaScript library with the highest share of high traffic sites among its user base.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 25 July 2016

One third of all Linux web servers are running on Ubuntu.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 20 July 2016

Hetzner is the most popular web hosting provider among Linux-based web servers, just ahead of Amazon.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 19 July 2016

The share of Persian sites on the web has grown from 0.9% to 1.4% within a year.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 13 July 2016

PHP version 7 is now used by 1% of all PHP sites, this is below version 4. Version 5 still dominates with 97.9%.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 12 July 2016

Comparison of IPv6 vs HTTP/2 adoption rates.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 6 July 2016

Every 50 seconds one of the top 10 million websites starts using IdenTrust, which is used as root certificate for Let's Encrypt.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 4 July 2016

WordPress sites prefer HTML, mostly HTML5, whereas Joomla, Drupal and Magento sites stick to XHTML.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 23 June 2016

60.7% is web-facing Amazon servers are located in the USA, 23.1% in Ireland, 6.3% in Japan.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 20 June 2016

42.5% of websites are hosted in the USA, and 66.1% of the top 1,000 sites.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 14 June 2016

Java is the server-side language with the highest share of high-traffic sites, followed by JavaScript.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 13 June 2016

The WhatsApp share button is the fastest growing social widget on websites at the moment.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 9 June 2016

Webmasters increasingly replace the GIF image format by PNG and SVG.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 8 June 2016

6.5% of all websites use a reverse proxy service. CloudFlare has 72% of that market.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 6 June 2016

Bootstrap is the fastest growing JavaScript library, now used by 12.3% of all websites.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 9 May 2016

Nginx is used by 30% of all websites, up from 3.9% six years ago.

Ubuntu became the most popular Linux distribution for web servers

Posted by Matthias Gelbmann on 2 May 2016

Ubuntu has a Linux distribution market share of 32.1% on web servers, just ahead of Debian, which was market leader since 2011.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 27 April 2016

73.2% of the websites that support HTTP/2 are running Nginx. LiteSpeed 25.4%, Apache 0.5%.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 26 April 2016

Secure cookies are still uncommon, but their usage has more than doubled in the last year.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 19 April 2016

Being used as root certificate for Let's Encrypt, IdenTrust climbed up to rank 5 in the SSL certificate authority survey.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 14 April 2016

jQuery is now used by 70% of all websites, up from 33% five years ago.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 13 April 2016

Amazon is now the second most popular web hosting provider, only behind GoDaddy Group.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 11 April 2016

The JavaScript content delivery network CDNJS is now used by 1.2% of all websites, up from 0.5% one year ago.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 6 April 2016

IPv6 adoption has stalled at 6.1%. Just when IPv4 has been declared "historic".

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 1 April 2016

Every 21 seconds, one of the top 10 million websites starts using Nginx.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 23 March 2016

More sites are supporting HTTP/2 now than SPDY.

Most popular web hosting providers by country

Posted by Matthias Gelbmann on 22 March 2016

W3Techs presents a world map showing which web hosting provider is the most popular one in each country.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 21 March 2016

Google Tag Manager is used by 4.5% of all websites, up from 2.2% one year ago.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 16 March 2016

57.6% of Indian (.in) websites are hosted in the USA. Only 22.9% are hosted in India.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 14 March 2016

Fastest growing content languages on the web:

1. Russian
2. Persian
3. Turkish

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 9 March 2016

71.9% of all Israeli (.il) websites use Google Analytics.

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