Alexa is a one of the most popular website ranking tool to determine the worth of a website as per different values. The recently disclosed states of Alexa top ranking shows more than 20% of top Alexa website among 500k sites are running on WordPress.
This newly exposed study claimed thereby verifying with preceding usage stats between 20-25 percent.
HackerTarget.com carried a complete research at an online vulnerability scanning company on 104,684 sites and they found 20.9% of the Alexa top 500k sites are based on the world’s largest Content Management System “WordPress”.
The study is quite wide for the detail that it observed at the different versions of WordPress, the top 20 themes and plugins, the webservers where the websites are hosted.
The study found Unified Layer is the leading hosting provider with 6,958 sites, CloudFlare with over 5,140 and GoDaddy with over 3,892 websites comes on 2nd and 3rd place respectively.
In the list of Webservers Apache on top with 62,532 sites, nginx with 31,443 on second and Microsoft IIS on 4th place with 2,563 sites.
In the list of top WordPress plugins contact-form-7 is the most downloaded plugin with 24,242 downloads, SEO by Yoast is one 2nd place with 15,208, jetpack comes on 3rd place with 14,755 download. Two famous cache plugins WP SuperCache and W3 Total Cache are in top 5 list.
The using of themes shows that bloggers like to use genesis, pub and twentytwelve are included in the top 3 themes.