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Site Elements Blog

Category Site Elements

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 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 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 12 July 2016

Comparison of IPv6 vs HTTP/2 adoption rates.

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 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 23 March 2016

More sites are supporting HTTP/2 now than SPDY.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 16 February 2016

HTTP/2 is now used by 6.5% of all the websites, and by 13.5% of the top 1000 sites.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 29 October 2015

Usage of SPDY starts to decline as HTTP/2 catches on.

HTTP/2 adoption is still low at 0.4%, but growing fast thanks to LiteSpeed

Posted by Matthias Gelbmann on 13 July 2015

The new version 2 of the HTTP protocol has a somewhat unexpected pioneer. Most of the sites that support HTTP/2 right now are relying on LiteSpeed.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 10 March 2015

95.1% of all SPDY-enabled web servers use Nginx.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 24 February 2015

Only 14.9% of the top 1000 websites support IPv6, and only 5.5% of the rest.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 25 November 2014

5% of all websites now support IPv6.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 12 November 2014

92% of the top 1,000 websites use HTTP compression, compared to 58.3% of all sites.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 27 October 2014

Usage of SPDY has doubled in the last month.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 11 September 2014

1% of all websites now support SPDY, up from 0.3% one year ago.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 30 April 2014

0.6% of all websites add IPv6 support every month. At that speed, transition to IPv6 will be completed in July 2027.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 12 November 2013

92.3% of all web servers that support SPDY use Nginx.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 25 September 2013

IPv6 is now supported by 3.6% of all websites, up from 2.7% one year ago.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 19 August 2013

24.6% of Estonian websites are IPv6-ready. More than in any other country.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 15 May 2013

Very long-term persistent cookies are 6 times more common on Windows-based websites than on Unix-based sites.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 29 April 2013

29 out of 30 websites don't support IPv6.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 18 April 2013

32.6% of .mil (US military) websites are IPv6-ready. More than on any other top level domain.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 17 April 2013

1% of all websites support SPDY.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 9 January 2013

ETags may save bandwidth. Interestingly, popular sites are less likely to use ETags than average sites.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 13 December 2012

High traffic sites tend to use cookies that expire in years or decades, whereas low traffic sites prefer shorter expiry periods.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 28 September 2012

50% of all websites now use HTTP compression, up from 40% one year ago.

World map showing IPv6 adoption rates per country

Posted by Matthias Gelbmann on 17 September 2012

IPv6 is meant to be the future of Internet communication. With a world-wide adoption rate of 2.7% we are certainly not there yet.

Survey of Etag usage

Posted by Sam Soltano on 16 August 2012

A new section of our surveys shows the usage of Etags on websites.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 25 June 2012

94.3% of vBulletin sites use HttpOnly cookies, compared to less than 3% of WordPress, Joomla and Drupal sites.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 8 May 2012

97.6% of all sites that use http compression use gzip, only 2.4% use deflate.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 2 April 2012

84% of the top 1000 websites use HTTP compression, compared to 45.6% of all sites.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 15 February 2012

Top 1,000 sites are more than 6 times as likely than average sites to use cookies that expire after more than 10 years.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 4 January 2012

12.4% of Korean language websites use framesets (vs. 1.2% of all sites).

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 30 November 2011

Most websites use external CSS, but almost as many use inline CSS too: Usage of CSS for websites.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 21 October 2011

Usage of HTTP compression is highest in France and Poland (over 60%) and lowest in Japan (14%).

Historical trends for social widgets and for site elements

Posted by Sam Soltano on 28 September 2011

We start showing historical trends for our latest reports on the usage of social widgets and for site elements.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 15 September 2011

IIS based servers are 4 times as likely to use HttpOnly cookies than Apache based servers.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 26 August 2011

Top 1,000 sites are more than twice as likely to use persistent cookies than average sites: usage of persistent cookies broken down by ranking.

Site elements surveys

Posted by Sam Soltano on 22 June 2011

A new type of surveys covers certain optional technical properties or features of websites.

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