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Site Info - Providr.com

Overview of web technologies used by Providr.com.

Website Background

Providr.com
Providr is your source for the most interesting, hilarious, and mind-blowing stories and videos on the Web. This is what everyone's talking about right now.

Description on Homepage

Number 168 of all websites according to Alexa

Popularity rank

WordPress is an open source blog publishing and content management system, based on PHP and MySQL.

WordPress
(used until recently)

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 1.12.4
(10% 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

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

Persistent cookies with an expiration time of up to 1 day.

Cookies expiring in hours

Persistent cookies with an expiration time between 1 day and 1 month.

Cookies expiring in days

Non-HttpOnly cookies are used in the HTTP protocol and also in client side scripts, which may be a security threat.

Non-HttpOnly Cookies

Non-secure cookies may be used via an unencrypted connections, which may be a security threat.

Non-Secure Cookies

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

HTTP/2 is the second major version of the HTTP network protocol.

HTTP/2

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

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

JSON-LD (JavaScript Object Notation for Linked Data) is a method of encoding Linked Data using JSON.

JSON-LD

Microdata is a specification to integrate metadata within existing content on web pages.

Microdata

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

Generic RDFa

GoDaddy is an IT service provider, among others operating as SSL certificate authority. This includes ValiCert certificates, now operated by GoDaddy.

GoDaddy

A Twitter Button allows a Twitter user to post a tweet from the visited site.

Twitter

Google Hosted Libraries (formerly called Google Libraries API) is a content distribution network for the most popular, open-source JavaScript libraries, provided by Google.

Google Hosted Libraries

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

Google Analytics

New Relic is a web application performance management tool.

New Relic

Quantcast provides visitor statistics of web sites.

Quantcast

Alexa Certified Site Metrics provide traffic data to website owners.

Alexa

Full Circle Studies collects information about general website visitation patterns as part of the ComScore market research.

Full Circle Studies

The Google Advertising network consists of AdSense, DoubleClick and other services.

Google Ads

Media.net is an advertising network powering the Yahoo! Bing Network Contextual Ads program.

Media.net

PageFair detects ad-blocking visitors and shows non-intrusive ads.

PageFair
(used until recently)

The Google Tag Manager is a Google service to support webmasters to manage tags on their websites.

Google Tag Manager

Nginx (pronounced as "engine X") is a lightweight open source web server developed by Igor Sysoev.

Nginx 1.10.3
(53% of sites use a newer version)

Amazon is a US-based e-commerce and cloud computing provider.

Amazon
hosting info based on data from ipinfo.io

Commercial entities

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United States
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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 Score68775869
Client-side Programming Languages7510051
JavaScript Libraries78984790
Markup Languages688253
SSL Certificate Authorities432362
Social Widgets596453
JavaScript Content Delivery Networks658248
Traffic Analysis Tools889185
Advertising Networks809366
Web Servers54605547

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