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Site Info - Twitter.com

Overview of web technologies used by Twitter.com.

Website Background

Twitter. It's what's happening.
From breaking news and entertainment to sports and politics, get the full story with all the live commentary.

Description on Homepage

21 January 2000

Online since

Number 11 of all websites according to Alexa

Popularity rank

CountryVisitorsCountry Rank
United States32.5%8
Japan15.5%7
United Kingdom6.4%10

Main visitors locations

JavaScript is a lightweight, object-oriented, cross-platform scripting language, mainly used within web pages.

JavaScript

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

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

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

Session Cookies

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

Cookies expiring in hours

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

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

Secure Cookies

Gzip (GNU zip) is a file compression algorithm.

Gzip Compression

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

HTTP/2

SPDY (pronounced speedy) is a web protocol developed by Google, the basis for HTTP/2.

SPDY

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 use SSL encryption, e.g. from http://example.com/ to https://example.com/.

Default protocol https

DigiCert is an SSL certificate authority. This includes Verizon, whose Enterprise SSL Business has been acquired by DigiCert.

DigiCert

SoftLayer Technologies is a dedicated server, managed hosting and cloud computing provider owned by IBM.

SoftLayer
(used until recently)
hosting info based on data from ipinfo.io, see details

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