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Site Info - Stanford.edu

Overview of web technologies used by Stanford.edu.

Website Background

Stanford University
Stanford University, one of the world's leading teaching and research institutions, is dedicated to finding solutions to big challenges and to preparing students for leadership in a complex world.

Description on Homepage

4 October 1985

Online since

Number 842 of all websites according to Alexa

Popularity rank

CountryVisitorsCountry Rank
United States46.7%465
India10.2%982
China4.9%2,713
CityVisitorsCity Rank
San Francisco, CA, US12.9%65
New York, NY, US3.5%587
Los Angeles, CA, US2.8%573

Main visitors locations

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

WordPress 4.8.2
(version 4.8.1 used until recently)
(0% of sites use a newer version)

PHP is a popular scripting language for creating web pages.

PHP 7.1.8
(version 7.1.2 used until recently)
(1% of sites use a newer version)

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

ASP.NET
(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
(version 1.11.2 used until recently)
(10% of sites use a newer version)

Bootstrap is an open source HTML, CSS, and JavaScript framework.

Bootstrap
(used until recently)

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

Modernizr
(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

JPEG (Joint Photographic Experts Group) is a lossy compression method suitable to store photographic images.

JPEG

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)

GIF (Graphics Interchange Format) is a lossless compression image format, originally introduced by CompuServe and suitable to store graphics, logos and simple animations.

GIF
(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

Inline Cascading Style Sheets define style rules directly within an (X)HTML element using the style attribute.

Inline CSS

Gzip (GNU zip) is a file compression algorithm.

Gzip Compression

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

HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS) defines a mechanism enabling web sites to declare themselves accessible only via secure connections.

HTTP Strict Transport Security

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)

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

Non-HttpOnly Cookies
(used until recently)

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

Secure Cookies
(used until recently)

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

Non-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

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

Comodo provides IT services, software, and SSL certificates under various brand names.

Comodo

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
(used until recently)

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

Google Analytics

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

Nginx 1.13.3
(version 1.11.10 used until recently)
(1% of sites use a newer version)

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

Apache
(used until recently)

Amazon CloudFront is a content delivery web service by Amazon.

Amazon CloudFront
hosting info based on data from ipinfo.io

United States educational institutes

.edu

United States

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 Score69765297
Content Management Systems717736100
Server-side Programming Languages78914399
Client-side Programming Languages7510050
JavaScript Libraries78984790
Markup Languages678253
SSL Certificate Authorities606257
Traffic Analysis Tools709148
Web Servers72605699
Reverse Proxy Services492276

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