The problem today is the problem of plenty. There are too many technologies out there. I'm doing some research on what technologies certain sites use... so that I have a good idea of the landscape before launching some websites of my own. There are development acceleration tools such as Joomla, Drupad, Insoshi, Word Press, etc... and I want to know if these sites are using such tools. I'm also interested in understanding the platforms being used to host these sites (e.g. LAMP stack, etc.), and the hosting providers (e.g. Amazon AWS, etc.). Finally, I'm curious about the language family being used to enable some of the "beyond HTML" functionality -- e.g. PHP, Ruby etc... At the moment, the specific sites I'm interested in are: imore.com macrumors.com theverge.com slacktory.com Can you explain to me how to analyze these sites so I can arrive at answers to these questions? I know one has to look at the page source code... but it's not clear to me how to interpret it. Also --- is there a general term that encompasses what I'm talking about above? I'm sure this question has been asked on the web before, and I can simply google for it using this term. Thanks.