how to know the platform that a particular website is running on ?

Posted on 2007-08-07
Last Modified: 2013-12-07
is there any tool or website that gives you on which platform a particular website is running on eg: server, OS, webserver etc......
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    by:Serena Hsi
    StatCounter will only show you Browser type and O/S
    Google Analytics will show you Browse type, O/S, network location, connection speeds, Flash versions

    You might have to go with javascript for this. Here are a few code sample repositories:
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    by:Dan McFadden
    You could check out Nikto (  NMap ( is a great tool as well, but it has a bit of a learning curve

    Also you can add Fiddler to IE or LiveHttpHeaders to Firefox.  Run the tool, go to a site and whent eh page is loaded you will find info like this in the tools (exampe from HttpLive Headers):


    GET /installation.html HTTP/1.1
    User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv: Gecko/20070725 Firefox/
    Accept: text/xml,application/xml,application/xhtml+xml,text/html;q=0.9,text/plain;q=0.8,image/png,*/*;q=0.5
    Accept-Language: en-us,en;q=0.5
    Accept-Encoding: gzip,deflate
    Accept-Charset: ISO-8859-1,utf-8;q=0.7,*;q=0.7
    Keep-Alive: 300
    Connection: keep-alive
    Cache-Control: max-age=0

    HTTP/1.x 200 OK
    Date: Wed, 08 Aug 2007 02:09:08 GMT
    Server: Apache
    Vary: Host
    X-Powered-By: PHP/4.4.7
    Keep-Alive: timeout=2, max=15000
    Connection: Keep-Alive
    Content-Type: text/html
    Content-Encoding: gzip
    Content-Length: 8346
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