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Server-side Programming Languages Blog

Category Server-side Programming Languages

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 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 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 7 February 2017

Most popular Java-based content management systems:

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

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 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 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 14 June 2016

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

Web Technologies of the Year 2015

Posted by Matthias Gelbmann on 4 January 2016

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 5 August 2015

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

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 19 May 2015

Usage of JavaScript as server-side language roughly doubles every year.

Web technologies of the year 2014

Posted by Matthias Gelbmann on 5 January 2015

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 15 December 2014

Ruby has just overtaken Perl in usage as programming language for websites.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 3 December 2014

We still find websites running PHP version 3.0, released in 1998 and supported until 2000.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 19 August 2014

PHP 5.3 has reached end of life. Only 21.6% of PHP sites use 5.4, only 3.0% use 5.5.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 14 August 2014

Most of the sites that stop using PHP switch to .NET. Very few switch to other languages.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 4 August 2014

Most popular Python-based content management systems: 1. Plone, 2. Trac, 3. ZMS, 4. MoinMoin

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 14 May 2014

52.8% of all PHP-based websites use a content management system, compared to 14.5% of Java-based sites and 11.5% of ASP.NET sites.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 9 April 2014

Usage of JavaScript as server-side language roughly doubles every year.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 4 April 2014

Usage of PHP 5.5 (released in June 2013) finally beats usage of PHP 5.1 (released in 2005). Still way behind 5.2 - 5.4.

Web technologies of the year 2013

Posted by Matthias Gelbmann on 6 January 2014

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 3 December 2013

The hosted web publishing platform Squarespace is the most popular Java-based content management system.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 15 October 2013

Usage of JavaScript as server-side language has doubled in the last year.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 11 September 2013

58.1% of the websites in China use ASP.NET as server-side technology, compared to a global average of 18.9%.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 13 August 2013

96.4% of all Russian-language websites are built with PHP.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 25 June 2013

99.9% of all Ruby-based websites run a Unix-like OS such as Linux, only 0.1% use Windows.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 4 June 2013

Due to its use on many Google sites, usage of Python on the top 1,000 sites is at 9.8%, compared to 0.2% overall.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 29 May 2013

More than 4 out of 5 websites use PHP.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 23 April 2013

The top 15 content management systems are one hosted system (Blogger) and 14 PHP based programs.

PHP version 5.3 is now the most used version, just ahead of 5.2

Posted by Matthias Gelbmann on 21 March 2013

Just in time before officially reaching end-of-life, version 5.3 is now the most popular PHP version.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 21 February 2013

Usage of JavaScript as server-side language has tripled in the last year.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 19 February 2013

Most popular web servers on sites written in Python: 1. Zope, 2. Apache, 3. Gunicorn

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 14 November 2012

ASP.NET is much more popular than Java for building websites, but not amongst the top 1000 sites.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 7 November 2012

Websites on the .mobi top level domain use twice as much Java and half as much ASP.NET than average sites.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 12 October 2012

97.0% of all web servers in Uzbekistan run on PHP. This is higher than in any other country of the world.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 6 September 2012

6 months after its release, PHP version 5.4 is used by less than 1% of all PHP sites.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 17 August 2012

Python is the server-side language with the highest share of high traffic sites in its user base.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 11 July 2012

43.8% of all PHP sites use a content management system, but only 9.4% of ASP.NET sites and 9.3% of Java sites.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 2 July 2012

Usage of JavaScript as server-side language has doubled in the last 6 months.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 22 June 2012

31 of the top 1 million sites still use PHP version 3.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 15 June 2012

13.9% of .gov sites use ColdFusion, compared to 1.2% of all sites.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 6 June 2012

Usage of Java on the top 1 million websites: 3.9%, on the top 1000 websites: 25.3%.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 11 April 2012

WordPress is used by 25% of all the websites that use PHP.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 29 March 2012

94 of the 100 most popular websites that use Python belong to Google. The first exception is Quora.com at rank 59.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 24 February 2012

ColdFusion is more popular than Java on websites that run on Windows servers.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 20 February 2012

At 75.8%, Egypt is the country with the highest usage of ASP.NET for websites.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 17 February 2012

Two and a half years after the release of PHP 5.3 it is used by 21.9% of PHP 5 sites (PHP 5.2 is still at 72.2%).

Usage of Perl for websites fell below 1%

Posted by Matthias Gelbmann on 17 January 2012

The popularity of Perl as a website scripting language is decreasing. Nevertheless we expect this language to be around for a long time to come.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 13 January 2012

.mil (US military) is the top level domain with the lowest usage of PHP on its servers (20%).

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 23 December 2011

ColdFusion is more popular than Java on .edu websites.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 13 December 2011

58.4% of all websites that run on PHP don't use a content management system.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 5 December 2011

Python is used by 0.2% of all websites. but by 7.3% of the top 1,000 sites. Primarily due to the many Google sites.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 9 November 2011

PHP is the most popular server-side programming language in all big countries, except China, where it's ASP.NET.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 3 November 2011

81% of ColdFusion sites run on Windows.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 11 October 2011

The most popular version of Python on the web is 2.4. Version 2.5 was released in 2006.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 29 September 2011

More Russian websites are written in Perl than in Java.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 27 September 2011

Only 6% of the sites that use Java as client-side language also use it on the server.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 13 September 2011

Ruby is slowly gaining market share from all other server-side languages, except Python.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 9 August 2011

Java is the server-side language primarily preferred by high traffic sites.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 8 August 2011

53% of the sites from Turkey use ASP.NET as server-side programming language.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 8 July 2011

All of the top 10 most popular sites that use Python are various Google sites.

Highlights of web technology surveys, November 2010: Three quarters of all websites are based on PHP

Posted by Matthias Gelbmann on 2 November 2010

PHP is the server-side programming language that powers more websites than any other. There is not even a close second.

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