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Site Info - Mit.edu

Overview of web technologies used by Mit.edu.

Website Background

MIT - Massachusetts Institute of Technology
The mission of MIT is to advance knowledge and educate students in science, technology and other areas of scholarship that will best serve the nation and the world in the 21st century.

Description on Homepage

23 May 1985

Online since

Number 474 of all websites according to Alexa

Popularity rank

CountryVisitorsCountry Rank
United States39.9%405
India9.7%837
United Kingdom2.9%840
CityVisitorsCity Rank
Boston, MA, US6.9%47
New York, NY, US3.3%481
San Francisco, CA, US2.9%345

Main visitors locations

PHP is a popular scripting language for creating web pages.

PHP
(used until recently)

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

Modernizr is a JavaScript library that detects HTML5 and CSS3 features in the visitors browser.

Modernizr 2.8.3
(2% of sites use a newer version)

HTML5 is the fifth revision of the HTML standard.

HTML5

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

UTF-8

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

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
(used until recently)

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

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

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.

Open Graph

Twitter Cards enable automatic attachment of photos, videos and media elements to Tweets.

Twitter Cards

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

GeoTrust is a SSL certificate authority owned by DigiCert. This includes SSL certificates issues by the certification branch of Equifax, which was acquired by GeoTrust.

GeoTrust
(used until recently)

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

Google Analytics

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

Apache 1.3.41
(99% of sites use a newer version)

Unix is a range of operating systems originally developed at Bell Labs. This contains Unix and Unix-like systems, such as Linux.

Unix

China Mobile is a Chinese state-owned telecommunication corporation.

China Mobile
(used until recently)
hosting info based on data from ipinfo.io

Akamai is a content delivery network.

Akamai

United States educational institutes

.edu

United States
Netherlands
Hong Kong
(used until recently)

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 Score62735450
Client-side Programming Languages7510051
JavaScript Libraries81994699
Markup Languages698552
SSL Certificate Authorities512973
Traffic Analysis Tools729351
Web Servers3568381
Operating Systems618340
Reverse Proxy Services552882

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