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:
|DNS-Prefetching||The HTML header based DNS prefetching is still there and gained yet another site: flipkart.com|
|IPv6||No change in AAAA records.|
fu-berlin.de upgrades from Apache 2.2.17 to 2.2.22
conduit.com upgrades from IIS 7.5 to 8.5
microsoft.com upgrades from IIS 8.0 to 8.5
|Webserver Change||Documentation site w3schools.com now shows nginx 1.2.6 instead IIS 7.5 as user facing webserver|
|Hiding Server Version||One more site hostgator.com 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!