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Site Info - Ed.gov

Overview of web technologies used by Ed.gov.

Website Background

Home | U.S. Department of Education

Description on Homepage

Number 1,233 of all websites according to Alexa

Popularity rank

CountryVisitorsCountry Rank
United States81.5%300
India1.3%8,561
Japan1.3%8,603

Main visitors locations

Drupal is an open source content management system written in PHP, originally developed by Dries Buytaert.

Drupal 7
(11% of sites use a newer version)

PHP is a popular scripting language for creating web pages.

PHP

Java is a general-purpose language originally developed by Sun Microsystems.

Java

JavaScript is a lightweight, object-oriented, cross-platform scripting language, mainly used within web pages.

JavaScript

jQuery is a JavaScript library that simplifies HTML document traversing, event handling, animating and Ajax interaction. Originally developed by John Resig.

jQuery 1.10
(68% of sites use a newer version)

Bootstrap is an open source HTML, CSS, and JavaScript framework.

Bootstrap

XHTML+RDFa (Extensible Hypertext Markup Language + Resource Description Framework in attributes) is an extended version of the XHTML markup language for supporting RDF.

XHTML+RDFa 1.0

UTF-8 (8-bit Unicode Transformation Format) is a variable-length character encoding for Unicode, which is backwards compatible with ASCII.

UTF-8

PNG (Portable Network Graphics) is a lossless compression image format, suitable to store graphics with uniformly colored areas, and originally introduced as a free, open-source successor of GIF.

PNG

JPEG (Joint Photographic Experts Group) is a lossy compression method suitable to store photographic images.

JPEG

GIF (Graphics Interchange Format) is a lossless compression image format, originally introduced by CompuServe and suitable to store graphics, logos and simple animations.

GIF

External Cascading Style Sheets define style rules in a separate CSS file.

External CSS

Embedded Cascading Style Sheets define a set of style rules in a <style> element within a web page.

Embedded CSS

Inline Cascading Style Sheets define style rules directly within an (X)HTML element using the style attribute.

Inline CSS

Gzip (GNU zip) is a file compression algorithm.

Gzip Compression

A strong ETag is an HTTP header field for validation of cached web pages, that indicates a byte-for-byte identical page in the cache.

Strong ETag

The Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) provides amongst others a vastly larger address space than the preceding version 4. We consider a website to support IPv6 if a 128-bit address is assigned to it, regardless of the content delivered at that address.

IPv6

HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS) defines a mechanism enabling web sites to declare themselves accessible only via secure connections.

HTTP Strict Transport Security

The websites redirects visitors to its www subdomain, e.g. from example.com to www.example.com.

Default subdomain www

The websites redirects visitors to use SSL encryption, e.g. from http://example.com/ to https://example.com/.

Default protocol https

Generic RDFa (Resource Description Framework in attributes) is RDFa without further specialization.

Generic RDFa

DigiCert is an SSL certificate authority. This includes Verizon, whose Enterprise SSL Business has been acquired by DigiCert.

DigiCert

Google Analytics is a free service to get detailed statistics about the visitors of a website, provided by Google.

Google Analytics

CrazyEgg is a website visitor and click tracking service.

CrazyEgg

The Apache HTTP Server is a popular open source web server by the Apache Software Foundation.

Apache

Peak 10 is a US-based data center and cloud computing provider.

Peak 10
hosting info based on data from ipinfo.io

United States Government

.gov

United States

English

Technology Score

The technology score rates a site based on its technologies in a range from 0 to 100. It consists in a popularity score (how many sites use the same technologies), a traffic score (how much traffic have other sites using the same technologies) and a version score (how many sites use more recent technology versions). Quality alerts also affect the rating.

TotalPopularity TrafficVersion
Technology Score61635861
Content Management Systems55205689
Server-side Programming Languages829172
Client-side Programming Languages7510051
JavaScript Libraries59994632
Markup Languages30753
SSL Certificate Authorities512973
Traffic Analysis Tools829372
Web Servers536838

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