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Technologies > Server-side Languages > Top Site Usage

Server-side programming languages ranked by usage on top websites

This diagram shows the share of top sites among all the sites for various server-side programming languages.

We calculate a top-site score from the usage of a technology by top sites compared to its usage by average sites. The score is derived from measurements at several traffic levels, but roughly speaking, score 2 means that usage of the technology is twice as common among top 1,000 sites than among top 10 million sites. Score -3 means that usage by top 10 million sites is three times as common as by top 1,000 sites. Only technologies used by 10 sites or more are included in this report. See technologies overview for further explanations on the methodologies used in the surveys.

How to read the diagram:
Usage of Java among top 1,000 sites is 3.8 times as common as among top 10 million sites.

Java
3.8
JavaScript
3.1
Perl
2.1
Python
1.7
Erlang
1.5
W3Techs.com, 23 July 2017
Top-site scores for server-side programming languages

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You can find top site usage data for all 20 server-side programming languages in our server-side programming languages market report.

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Server-side Programming Languages
A programming language defines the computer instructions which are used to write programs that perform some task, e.g. composing a web page.


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