Website Technology Changes in March 2014
As in the last months let's look into changes visible at the frontend pages of the biggest websites. This time I compared the changes between February to April.
These last two months saw the usual lot of version upgrades, along with some probably unintended un-hiding of server versions, several sites going to CloudFlare as well as a premiere with IPv6 being available on the first adult movie site.
The detailed results can be found here:
|DNS-Prefetching||The HTML header based DNS prefetching is expanding once more and for the first time used on adult site: redtube.com|
|IPv6||An AAAA record was sighted for the first time for xhamster.com. That makes IPv6 available for the first time on a major adult site!|
|Hiding Server Version||Against the trend in the last month this month three sites have unhidden the previously hidden server details:|
Note: the website links lead to a history page for the different sites were you can see the change details.
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!