Website Technology Changes in December 2013

As in the last three months I'm looking into changes visible at the frontend pages of the biggest websites. As to be expected changes during December are a bit limited as probably everyone favours stability over the holidays.

The detailed results can be found here:

What Changed?

DNS-Prefetching The HTML header based DNS prefetching is still there and gained yet another site:
IPv6 No change in AAAA records.
Version Upgrades upgrades from Apache 2.2.17 to 2.2.22 upgrades from IIS 7.5 to 8.5 upgrades from IIS 8.0 to 8.5
Webserver Change Documentation site now shows nginx 1.2.6 instead IIS 7.5 as user facing webserver
Hiding Server Version One more site stopped reporting the Apache version

Note: the website links lead to a history page for the measurements.


All the results listed above are based on a simple scanning script. The results present a snapshot of the websites and a single response only. This is of course not necessarily an indicating for what techniques the site uses in daily operations!


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