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Overview of web technologies used by Stanford.edu.
Stanford UniversityStanford 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
General information about the departments and contacts.
Description from Alexa
4 October 1985
Number 666 of all websites according to Alexa
Main visitors locations
WordPress is an open source blog publishing and content management system, based on PHP and MySQL.
PHP is a popular scripting language for creating web pages.
Microsoft's Active Server Pages technology on the .NET framework.
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.
JPEG (Joint Photographic Experts Group) is a lossy compression method suitable to store photographic images.
External Cascading Style Sheets define style rules in a separate CSS file.
Embedded Cascading Style Sheets define a set of style rules in a <style> element within a web page.
Inline Cascading Style Sheets define style rules directly within an (X)HTML element using the style attribute.
Session cookies are temporary cookies, which are deleted when the user closes the browser.
Non-HttpOnly cookies are used in the HTTP protocol and also in client side scripts, which may be a security threat.
Secure cookies are used only via an encrypted connections, which may increase security.
Gzip (GNU zip) is a file compression algorithm.
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.
The websites redirects visitors to its www subdomain, e.g. from example.com to www.example.com.
The websites redirects visitors to use SSL encryption, e.g. from http://example.com/ to https://example.com/.
Non-secure cookies may be used via an unencrypted connections, which may be a security threat.
HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS) defines a mechanism enabling web sites to declare themselves accessible only via secure connections.
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.
Twitter Cards enable automatic attachment of photos, videos and media elements to Tweets.
Microdata is a specification to integrate metadata within existing content on web pages.
Generic RDFa (Resource Description Framework in attributes) is RDFa without further specialization.
Comodo provides IT services, software, and SSL certificates under various brand names.
Google Analytics is a free service to get detailed statistics about the visitors of a website, provided by Google.
Nginx (pronounced as "engine X") is a lightweight open source web server developed by Igor Sysoev.
Amazon is a US-based e-commerce and cloud computing provider.
Amazon CloudFront is a content delivery web service by Amazon.
United States educational institutes
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.
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