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Site Info - Wikipedia.org

Overview of web technologies used by Wikipedia.org.

Website Background

Wikipedia
Wikipedia is a free online encyclopedia, created and edited by volunteers around the world and hosted by the Wikimedia Foundation.

Description on Homepage

A free encyclopedia built collaboratively using wiki software. (Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License).

Description from Alexa

13 January 2001

Online since

Number 13 of all websites according to Alexa

Popularity rank

CountryVisitorsCountry Rank
United States15.9%8
India9.5%7
Japan6.9%7

Main visitors locations

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MediaWiki is an open source wiki-style content management system written in PHP, originally developed for Wikipedia by Lee Daniel Crocker.

MediaWiki 1.35.0
0% of sites use a newer version
used on a subdomain

PHP is a popular scripting language for creating web pages.

PHP

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

JavaScript

The Apache Traffic Server is a caching proxy server derived from the Yahoo Traffic Server.

Apache Traffic Server 8.0.7
0% of sites use a newer version

Debian is a Linux distribution.

Debian
used until recently

The Wikimedia Foundation is a non-profit organization that operates Wikipedia and other wikis, based in USA.

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

DigiCert

GlobalSign is an IT security service provider, also operating as SSL certificate authority.

GlobalSign
used until recently

External Cascading Style Sheets define style rules in a separate CSS file.

External CSS
used on a subdomain

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

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

Session Cookies
used on a subdomain

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

Cookies expiring in days

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
used on a subdomain

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

A weak ETag is an HTTP header field for validation of cached web pages, that indicates a semantically equivalent page in the cache.

Weak ETag

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

HTTP/2

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

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

Cookies expiring in months
used until recently

A strong ETag is an HTTP header field for validation of cached web pages, that indicates a byte-for-byte identical page in the cache.

Strong ETag
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
used on a subdomain

JSON-LD (JavaScript Object Notation for Linked Data) is a method of encoding Linked Data using JSON.

JSON-LD
used on a subdomain

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
used on a subdomain

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

SVG
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

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Netherlands
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