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Site Info - Skyscanner.net

Overview of web technologies used by Skyscanner.net.

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Skyscanner - Compare Cheap Flights, Hotels & Car Hire
We compare cheap flights, hotels & car hire from more providers than anyone else, helping you save with Skyscanner.net

Description on Homepage

3 July 2002

Online since

Number 1,290 of all websites according to Alexa

Popularity rank

CountryVisitorsCountry Rank
United Kingdom40.7%102
United States4.1%7,316
Saudi Arabia3.4%377

Main visitors locations

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

WordPress 4.9.6
(22% of sites use a newer version)

PHP is a popular scripting language for creating web pages.

PHP

Microsoft's Active Server Pages technology on the .NET framework.

ASP.NET

JavaScript is a lightweight, object-oriented, cross-platform scripting language.

JavaScript

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
(used until recently)

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

Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) is an XML-based vector image format.

SVG

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 between 1 day and 1 month.

Cookies expiring in days

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

Cookies expiring in months

Persistent cookies with an expiration time between 1 and 10 years.

Cookies expiring in years

HttpOnly cookies are used only in the HTTP protocol and not in client side scripts, which may increase security.

HttpOnly Cookies

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

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

Session cookies are temporary cookies, which are deleted when the user closes the browser.

Session Cookies
(used until recently)

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

Cookies expiring in hours
(used until recently)

Secure cookies are used only via an encrypted connections, which may increase security.

Secure Cookies
(used until recently)

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

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

Generic RDFa

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

Microdata
(used until recently)

IdenTrust is a SSL certificate authority.

IdenTrust

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

Twitter

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

Google Analytics

WordPress Jetpack Stats is a visitor tracking plugin for the WordPress publishing platform.

WordPress Jetpack

Mixpanel is a real-time web analytics service to track users behavior.

Mixpanel

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

Nginx

Node.js is a server-side JavaScript environment for writing network programs such as web servers, originally developed by Ryan Dahl.

Node.js

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

Amazon
hosting info based on data from ipinfo.io

Akamai is a content delivery network.

Akamai

Network providers

.net

United Kingdom
Netherlands
United States
(used until recently)
Ireland
(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 Score67745878
Content Management Systems63773578
Server-side Programming Languages829172
Client-side Programming Languages7510051
Markup Languages698552
SSL Certificate Authorities516536
Social Widgets596553
Traffic Analysis Tools829372
Web Servers676272
Reverse Proxy Services552982

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