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

PHP Market Report

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Our technology market report is a detailed monthly report on the usage of PHP as server-side programming language on websites. The report comes via email as a PDF file and has over 230 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 21 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.
  • PHP Reports
    • Historical Trend Report
      How did the popularity of PHP change from month to month? Shows tables and diagrams of monthly trends of usage for PHP since May 2010.
    • Version Usage Report
      Which are the most popular versions of PHP? Shows the distribution of PHP versions.
    • Cummulative Version Distribution Report
      Which percentage of sites use a newer version of PHP than some specific version? Shows the cummulative distribution of PHP versions.
    • Historical Version Trend Report
      How did the distribution of various versions of PHP change over time? Shows tables and diagrams of monthly trends in the usage of PHP versions.
    • Change Report
      Which percentage of sites switched from another server-side programming language to PHP and vice versa? Shows the percentages of websites that recently changed between PHP and other server-side programming languages. It also shows examples of sites that made a change.
    • Ranking Breakdown Report
      Is the popularity of PHP higher among high traffic sites? Shows usage of PHP 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 PHP among all server-side programming languages in these ranges and the most popular competing technology.
    • Market Position Report
      Where in the market diagram lies PHP? Shows the market position of PHP 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 PHP, and which ones? Shows statistics on the usage of PHP 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 PHP 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 PHP 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 PHP 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 PHP.

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

      • Content Management Systems
      • Client-side Programming Languages
      • JavaScript Libraries
      • Markup Languages
      • Character Encodings
      • Image File Formats
      • Site Elements
      • Structured Data Formats
      • SSL Certificate Authorities
      • Social Widgets
      • JavaScript Content Delivery Networks
      • Traffic Analysis Tools
      • Advertising Networks
      • Tag Managers
      • Web Servers
      • Operating Systems
      • Web Hosting Providers
      • Reverse Proxy Services
      • Top Level Domains
      • Server Locations
      • Content Languages
    • Geographical Distribution Report
      How popular is PHP in each country? Shows a colored world map indicating the usage percentage of PHP by country.
    • List of the 300 most popular sites using PHP including their usage of other server-side programming languages (if any).
    • List of up to 300 popular sites that started using PHP 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 300 popular sites that discontinued using PHP 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. PHP, Technology Market Reports 14
4.1. Historical Trends 14
4.2. Versions 19
4.2.1. Distribution 19
4.2.2. Cumulative Distribution 26
4.2.3. Historical Monthly Trends 34
4.2.4. Historical Yearly Trends 38
4.3. Changes 42
4.4. Ranking Breakdown 43
4.5. Market Position 44
4.6. Breakdown and Segmentation Reports 45
4.6.1. Content Management Systems 45
4.6.2. Client-side Programming Languages 75
4.6.3. JavaScript Libraries 77
4.6.4. Markup Languages 81
4.6.5. Character Encodings 83
4.6.6. Image File Formats 87
4.6.7. Site Elements 89
4.6.8. Structured Data Formats 92
4.6.9. SSL Certificate Authorities 94
4.6.10. Social Widgets 98
4.6.11. JavaScript Content Delivery Networks 102
4.6.12. Traffic Analysis Tools 104
4.6.13. Advertising Networks 112
4.6.14. Tag Managers 118
4.6.15. Web Servers 120
4.6.16. Operating Systems 125
4.6.17. Web Hosting Providers 127
4.6.18. Reverse Proxy Services 158
4.6.19. Top Level Domains 160
4.6.20. Server Locations 202
4.6.21. Content Languages 215
4.7. Geographical Distribution 224
4.8. Popular Sites using PHP 225
4.9. Sites using PHP only recently 231
4.10. Sites that recently stopped using PHP 237


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