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Technologies > Server-side Languages > Lua > Reports Overview > Market Report

Lua Market Report

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Our technology market report is a detailed monthly report on the usage of Lua as server-side programming language on websites. The report comes via email as a PDF file and has over 60 pages covering this information:

  • Server-side Programming Languages Industry Reports
    • Usage Report
      How popular is each of the server-side programming languages? Shows percentages of usage for all 22 server-side programming languages that we monitor. Also shows how much these figures changed compared to the last month and to the last year.
    • Historical Trend Report
      How did the popularity of the server-side programming languages change over time? Shows tables and diagrams of monthly trends of usage for all server-side programming languages since January 2011.
    • Growth Rate Report
      Which are the fastest growing server-side programming languages? Shows the current growth rates in the usage of all server-side programming languages both in absolute figures and percentages in the last month and in the last year.
    • New Site Usage Report
      How popular is each of the server-side programming languages among new sites? Shows percentages of usage for all server-side programming languages among sites that were first visited in the last month, because they have only recently entered the top 10 million sites.
    • Top Site Usage Report
      Which server-side programming languages are primarily used by high traffic sites? Shows for each server-side programming language the share of top sites among all the sites that use that specific server-side programming language.
  • Lua Reports
    • Historical Trend Report
      How did the popularity of Lua change from month to month? Shows tables and diagrams of monthly trends of usage for Lua since February 2015.
    • Change Report
      Which percentage of sites switched from another server-side programming language to Lua and vice versa? Shows the percentages of websites that recently changed between Lua and other server-side programming languages. It also shows examples of sites that made a change.
    • Ranking Breakdown Report
      Is the popularity of Lua higher among high traffic sites? Shows usage of Lua broken down by popularity ranges of the Alexa ranking, that is among the top 1 million sites, the top 100,000, the top 10,000 and the top 1,000 sites. Also shows the popularity rank of Lua among all server-side programming languages in these ranges and the most popular competing technology.
    • Market Position Report
      Where in the market diagram lies Lua? Shows the market position of Lua in terms of popularity and usage by high traffic sites, compared to the most popular server-side programming languages.
    • Multiple Server-side Programming Languages Usage Report
      How frequently are other server-side programming languages used together with Lua, and which ones? Shows statistics on the usage of Lua together with other server-side programming languages (if any). We identify here usage on the same site, not necessarily on the same page.
    • Cross-Technologies Breakdown and Segmentation Reports
      In which markets is Lua particularily strong and which one is the most popular competing technology in each market? A set of reports evaluating the combined usage of two categories of web technologies. This shows, for example, the usage of Lua on any top level domain compared to its usage on all websites and the most popular competing technology on each top level domain. Also shows the rank of Lua among all server-side programming languages for each top level domain, compared to its overall rank. Furthermore, this includes the ranking and percentages of all top level domains among all the sites that use Lua.

      These detailed reports are available not only for top level domains, but also for the usage of Lua broken down by

      • Client-side Programming Languages
      • JavaScript Libraries
      • Web Servers
      • Web Hosting Providers
      • Reverse Proxy Services
      • DNS Server Providers
      • SSL Certificate Authorities
      • JavaScript Content Delivery Networks
      • Traffic Analysis Tools
      • Advertising Networks
      • Tag Managers
      • Social Widgets
      • Site Elements
      • Structured Data Formats
      • Markup Languages
      • Character Encodings
      • Image File Formats
      • Top Level Domains
      • Server Locations
      • Content Languages
    • Geographical Distribution Report
      How popular is Lua in each country? Shows a colored world map indicating the usage percentage of Lua by country.
    • List of the 0 most popular sites using Lua including their usage of other server-side programming languages (if any).
    • List of up to 10 popular sites that started using Lua in the last month (if there are that many sites in a month), including the server-side programming languages they were using before (if any).
    • List of up to 10 popular sites that discontinued using Lua in the last month (if there are that many sites in a month), including the server-side programming languages they are using now (if any).

Please see technologies overview for explanations on the methodologies used in the surveys, and read our disclaimer to learn about possible incompleteness and inaccuracy of our data.

Table of Content

This is a preview of the current report's table of content.

1. About this Survey 3
2. Quick Summary 5
3. Server-side Programming Languages, Industry Overviews 6
3.1. Usage Overview 6
3.2. Historical Trends 7
3.2.1. Monthly Usage 7
3.2.2. Yearly Usage 9
3.3. Growth Rates 11
3.4. New Site Usage 12
3.5. Top Site Usage 13
4. Lua, Technology Market Reports 14
4.1. Historical Trends 14
4.2. Changes 18
4.3. Ranking Breakdown 19
4.4. Market Position 20
4.5. Multiple Server-side Programming Languages Usage 21
4.6. Breakdown and Segmentation Reports 23
4.6.1. Client-side Programming Languages 23
4.6.2. JavaScript Libraries 25
4.6.3. Web Servers 27
4.6.4. Web Hosting Providers 29
4.6.5. Reverse Proxy Services 31
4.6.6. DNS Server Providers 33
4.6.7. SSL Certificate Authorities 35
4.6.8. JavaScript Content Delivery Networks 37
4.6.9. Traffic Analysis Tools 39
4.6.10. Advertising Networks 41
4.6.11. Tag Managers 43
4.6.12. Social Widgets 45
4.6.13. Site Elements 47
4.6.14. Structured Data Formats 49
4.6.15. Markup Languages 51
4.6.16. Character Encodings 53
4.6.17. Image File Formats 55
4.6.18. Top Level Domains 57
4.6.19. Server Locations 59
4.6.20. Content Languages 61
4.7. Geographical Distribution 63
4.8. Popular Sites using Lua 64
4.9. Sites that recently stopped using Lua 66


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