It is difficult to avoid the world cup yesterday. Since I’m not a football fan, but rather a PHP fan, I checked which technologies are in use for the national team. I got the list of the 32 national team, then checked they website. The great news is : PHP is a clear winner. Out of 32 teams, 18 uses PHP :
Now, some other interesting fact : 50 % of the PHP website do display they version, using expose_php=On. The other web site makes a good job at hiding the information, but there are still some loophole, like robots.txt files, search page, 404 page or feed.php that leak the information.
In terms of version, there is room for improvement : PHP 5.2 to 5.4 is being used. Nigeria is the most advance football team in the wold, with 5.4.19. Netherlands is the least advanced, with 5.2.12…
Last, Drupal is used twice (by Spain and Ivory Coast), and WordPress once (by Costa Rica).
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