How to Reveal The Technology Behind Website

It is often considered hard to find which technology behind website. What kind of platform and theme a site is using? And information about the server as well as plugins, etc.

The most traditional way most of the people use by going into the “View Page Source” and look up for platform name the site most probably would be using.

How to detect technology behind website

But in the above exercise, you’d have to have known of the possible and famous names of the platforms to search for.

Alternatively, people tend to look into the footer but still some sites do not show the make of their platform by removing or acquiring the branding free licences of the platforms’ software.

And in the end, people ask about the make of the site and the theme being used by posting on the social media sites and gather the information from there. 🙂

But here I am going to fix that issue once and for all.

I am going to reveal of a great online tool which will help you revealing the technology behind website and that will cover a lot of aspects not just about the site.

So, here I start.

What’s the name of that only great tool?


What’s the URL of that awesome tool?

http://builtwith.com/ — BuiltWith Technology Lookup

How does it look like?


Detect technology behind website.

How does BuiltWith tell you the technology behind website?

It is freaking simple!

Just enter the site URL you want to know the technology used to craft up the piece into the filed after “Find out what websites are Built With” and press “Lookup.”

What will reveal as part of the technology behind website?

There are …. so many!

Let me come up with their titles so that you should know what you’re going to get to see. And all FREE! 🙂

  • Web Server
  • Hosting Providers
  • Nameserver Providers
  • Email Services
  • SSL Certificate
  • Content Management Systems
  • Frameworks
  • Advertising
  • Analytics and Tracking
  • JavaScript Libraries
  • Widgets
  • Mobile
  • Aggregation Functionality
  • CSS Media Queries

Okay, I cannot say you’ll only see these categories and information related to them but this is what I got for my own blog.

You may see some more categories depending on how many plugins, functions, web server related items, etc. you use.

What other options will I have from BuiltWith?

Well, it has a few more.

Notably is the free access.

With free access, you will get to see some more details, some more information, and some more history

All you gotta do is to create the FREE BuiltWith account from here: http://builtwith.com/signup .. and explore the data in depth.


So, this tool is great to find out what technology one is using?

Now, let me give you some ideas.

  1. Are you going to check what technology CNN.com is using? 🙂
  2. Are you going to read what technology your competitor is using? 🙂
  3. Are you going to read what technology your favorite blogger is using on his/her blog? 🙂

And the ideas are limitless…!

Have fun playing with BuiltWith! 🙂

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