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gHacks Technology NewsGhacks Technology News is a tech blog that reviews software, apps, Internet services, and offers tips and tricks about Windows, Android, and other systems.
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3 October 2005
Number 11,685 of all websites according to Alexa
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WordPress is an open source blog publishing and content management system, based on PHP and MySQL.
PHP is a popular scripting language for creating web pages.
HTML5 is the fifth revision of the HTML standard.
UTF-8 (8-bit Unicode Transformation Format) is a variable-length character encoding for Unicode, which is backwards compatible with ASCII.
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.
JPEG (Joint Photographic Experts Group) is a lossy compression method suitable to store photographic images.
External Cascading Style Sheets define style rules in a separate CSS file.
Embedded Cascading Style Sheets define a set of style rules in a <style> element within a web page.
Inline Cascading Style Sheets define style rules directly within an (X)HTML element using the style attribute.
Gzip (GNU zip) is a file compression algorithm.
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.
HTTP/2 is the second major version of the HTTP network protocol.
SPDY (pronounced speedy) is a web protocol developed by Google, the basis for HTTP/2.
HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS) defines a mechanism enabling web sites to declare themselves accessible only via secure connections.
The websites redirects visitors to its www subdomain, e.g. from example.com to www.example.com.
The websites redirects visitors to use SSL encryption, e.g. from http://example.com/ to https://example.com/.
Persistent cookies with an expiration time between 1 month and 1 year.
Non-HttpOnly cookies are used in the HTTP protocol and also in client side scripts, which may be a security threat.
Non-secure cookies may be used via an unencrypted connections, which may be a security threat.
The Open Graph protocol, originally developed by Facebook, is an RDFa-based format that enables any web page to become a rich object in a social graph.
DigiCert is an SSL certificate authority. This includes Verizon, whose Enterprise SSL Business has been acquired by DigiCert.
Comodo provides IT services, software, and SSL certificates under various brand names.
Google Analytics is a free service to get detailed statistics about the visitors of a website, provided by Google.
The Google Advertising network consists of AdSense, DoubleClick and other services.
Nginx (pronounced as "engine X") is a lightweight open source web server developed by Igor Sysoev.
The Apache HTTP Server is a popular open source web server by the Apache Software Foundation.
Ubuntu is a Linux distribution.
Google provides various services to run on its servers.
Liquid Web is a web hosting provider based in USA. This includes the WiredTree, which has been acquired by Liquid Web.
CloudFlare provides a content delivery network.
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.
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