Programming Languages Used in Most Popular Websites

The most popular (i.e., the most visited) websites have in common that they are dynamic websites. Their development typically involves server-side coding, client-side coding and database technology. The programming languages applied to deliver similar dynamic web content however vary vastly between sites.

Programming languages used in most popular websites*
Websites Popularity
(unique visitors per month)[1]
Database Notes[2] 1,600,000,000 JavaScript C, C++, Go,[3]Java, Python, PHP (HHVM) Bigtable,[4]MariaDB[5] The most used search engine in the world 1,100,000,000 JavaScript Hack, PHP (HHVM), Python, C++, Java, Erlang, D,[6]XHP,[7]Haskell[8] MariaDB, MySQL,[9]HBase, Cassandra[10] The most visited social networking site 1,100,000,000 JavaScript C, C++, Python, Java,[11]Go[12] Vitess, BigTable, MariaDB[5][13] The most visited video sharing site
Yahoo 750,000,000 JavaScript PHP MySQL, PostgreSQL,[14] Yahoo is presently[when?] transitioning to Node.js[15] 500,000,000 JavaScript Java, C++, Perl[16] Oracle Database[17] Popular internet shopping site 475,000,000 JavaScript PHP, Hack MySQL[], MariaDB[18] "MediaWiki" is programmed in PHP, runs on HHVM; free online encyclopedia 290,000,000 JavaScript C++, Java, Scala, Ruby[19] MySQL[20] Popular social network.
Bing 285,000,000 JavaScript C# Microsoft SQL Server 285,000,000 JavaScript Java,[21]JavaScript,[22]Scala[23] Oracle Database Online auction house 280,000,000 JavaScript C# Microsoft SQL Server An email client, for simple use. Mostly known as "messenger".
Microsoft 270,000,000 JavaScript C# Microsoft SQL Server One of the world's largest software companies. 260,000,000 JavaScript Java, JavaScript,[24]Scala Voldemort[25] World's largest professional network.
Pinterest 250,000,000 JavaScript Django,[26]Erlang MySQL, Redis [27] 240,000,000 JavaScript PHP, JavaScript [28] (Node.js) MariaDB, MySQL

*data on programming languages are based on:

Back-end (Server-side) table in most popular websites
Websites C# C C++ D Erlang Go Hack Java JavaScript Perl PHP Python Ruby Scala Xhp No Yes Yes No No Yes No Yes No No No Yes No No No No Yes Yes No No Yes No Yes No No No Yes No No No No No Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes No No Yes Yes No No Yes
Yahoo No No No No No No No No Yes No Yes No No No No No No Yes No No No No Yes No Yes No No No No No No No No No No No Yes No No No Yes No No No No No No Yes No No No No Yes No No No No Yes Yes No
Bing Yes No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No Yes Yes No No No No Yes No Yes No No No No No No No No No No No No No No
Microsoft Yes No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No Yes Yes No No No No Yes No
Pinterest No No No No Yes No No No No No No Yes No No No No No No No No No No No Yes No Yes No No No No

See also


  1. ^ "Top 15 Most Popular Websites September 2016". eBiz. Retrieved 2016. 
  2. ^ - Google Hits the Billion Monthly Unique Visitors Mark
  3. ^ Rob Pike (2012). Go at Google. Presentation at the ACM conference on Systems, Programming, Languages and Applications: Software for Humanity (SPLASH).
  4. ^ "Google's Bigtable". Archived from the original on 2006-06-16. 
  5. ^ a b "Google Waves Goodbye To MySQL In Favor Of MariaDB". Retrieved 2014. 
  6. ^ "Facebook is using D in production starting today". 
  7. ^ "XHP: A New Way to Write PHP". Facebook Engineering. Facebook. 
  8. ^ "Fighting spam with Haskell". Facebook Engineering. Facebook. 
  9. ^ "MySQL and Database Engineering". 
  10. ^ "Cassandra - A structured storage system Developed By Facebook". 
  11. ^ "YouTube Architecture - High Scalability -". Retrieved 2014. 
  12. ^ "Golang Vitess: a database wrapper written in Go as used by Youtube". 
  13. ^ "Google buys YouTube for $1.65 billion". 10 October 2006. 
  14. ^ "World's Largest Database Running on Postgres". 
  15. ^ "Work on NodeJS at Yahoo". 
  16. ^ "Amazon Architecture". 
  17. ^ "Amazon and Oracle". 
  18. ^ "Wikipedia Adopts MariaDB". Wikimedia Foundation. 2013-04-22. 
  19. ^ Venners, Bill. "Twitter on Scala". 
  20. ^ "How Twitter Stores 250 Million Tweets A Day Using MySQL". 
  21. ^ "eBay Architecture". Retrieved 2014. 
  22. ^ "How We Built eBay's First Node.js Application". 
  23. ^ "squbs". 
  24. ^ "LinkedIn Moved From Rails To Node: 27 Servers Cut And Up To 20x Faster". Retrieved . 
  25. ^ "Project Voldemort A distributed database". Project Voldemort. Retrieved 2014. 
  26. ^ "FAQ:General". Retrieved . 
  27. ^ "How We Scaled Pinterest From Zero Users To A $2 Billion Valuation". Business Insider. Retrieved 2014. 
  28. ^ "Introducing the New". Retrieved . 

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