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Overview of web technologies used by Sohu.com.
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5 July 1998
Number 12 of all websites according to Alexa
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.
GIF (Graphics Interchange Format) is a lossless compression image format, originally introduced by CompuServe and suitable to store graphics, logos and simple animations.
External Cascading Style Sheets define style rules in a separate CSS file.
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.
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.
The websites redirects visitors to its www subdomain, e.g. from example.com to www.example.com.
DigiCert is an SSL certificate authority. This includes Verizon, whose Enterprise SSL Business has been acquired by DigiCert.
Nginx (pronounced as "engine X") is a lightweight open source web server developed by Igor Sysoev.
China Telecom (China Telecommunications Corporation) is a Chinese state-owned telecommunication company.
China Unicom (formerly China Netcom) is a Chinese telecom operator, also offering web hosting services.
China Mobile is a Chinese state-owned telecommunication corporation.
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