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CMS Detector

Define a CMS of any website to build a solid SEO strategy
Programming languages
Web server

Check your website for critical technical issues

Broken pages, site speed, linking, and more

Website Tech Stack Components

Programming language
Web server
Web widgets
Live chats
CMS stands for Content Management System, software for code-free or low-code website creation. Despite all of them being customizable, every CMS predefines the core functionality, capabilities, and limitations of the website. The most popular CMS is WordPress.
Programming language
Most of the sites are CMS-driven and have the PHP language at the core of their development stack. However, today’s websites and web apps can be built with pure JavaScript or any mix of JavaScript with Python, Ruby, Java, and other languages used for web programming.
Most of the websites and web apps collect large amounts of data such as customer details, product properties, media files, etc. They store their data in tabular (Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle Database, MySQL) or non-tabular (MongoDB, DocumentDB, Cassandra) databases.
Web server
Sites are stored on web servers that process HTTP requests and deliver site files to web browsers. Guided by certain performance and security requirements, site owners choose different web server software (for example, Apache, NGINX, Microsoft IIS) and underlying hardware (for example, self-managed dedicated servers or cloud servers provided by AWS, Azure, or GCP).
Site owners can implement different analytics tools to collect, process, and report data about how users interact with their websites. Those can be Google Analytics, Hotjar, Facebook Pixel, LinkedIn Insight Tag, etc. These tools can be implemented with the help of plugins or by embedding tracking code snippets directly into the code.
Every popular CMS, especially WordPress, has a core setup and a huge list of plugins in its marketplace. Plugins are small software modules that help customize the CMS and extend its capabilities. They can help implement SEO recommendations, customize the built-in content editor, change the site’s design, etc.
Web widgets
Site owners often embed web widgets that add interactive features missing from the core functionality of their CMSs. Web widgets are third-party apps that are displayed on the host site’s pages but function autonomously. These can be chatbots, appointment scheduling apps, customer support apps, social media feeds, countdown timers, etc.
Live chats
Live chat is a widget that enables real-time communication with your site visitors through an instant messaging application. Live chat widgets allow customers to get immediate answers to their questions while interacting with your site.
Sites targeting multiple countries often use Content Delivery Networks for better performance and faster page loading speed. CDNs cache web pages, images, and videos from these sites and store them on proxy servers distributed around the world. The sites work faster because their content loads from the servers located close to users.
How our CMS Checker works

It takes the CMS Detector tool a few seconds to identify the technologies any website is built with: CMS, programming languages, databases, plugins, widgets, live chats, CDNs, and analytics tools.

To inspect a site, enter its domain name in the input field and click Detect CMS. Our tool will analyze the site’s tech stack and display what cms is used as well as the list of detected components.

What CMS types are out there?

Most CMSs offer pre-built themes and templates that can be used for designing any type of website. However, they largely differ in customization capabilities: open source CMSs allow the site code to be modified by any user, while proprietary CMSs can only be built and maintained by a particular provider.

Some CMSs serve for certain types of websites specifically so when choosing one, consider your niche and business needs.

  • Ecommerces. Online retailers of various sizes have a range of ecommerce CMSs to choose from. They offer pre-built product pages, checkout functionalities, and other features specific to online stores. While some CMSs, like Shopify, are suitable for first-time sellers, others, like Magento, work well with experienced ecommerce businesses.
  • SMBs. Popular CMSs with out-of-the-box components are usually a great fit for small to medium-sized businesses.
  • Blogs. Just like with SMBs, a blogging website will benefit from the simplest in use CMSs like WordPress.
  • Large enterprises. If your company has enough technical resources, you can go with highly configurable CMSs like Drupal or Joomla. The use of these CMSs also makes sense if your website stores a lot of data and receives a lot of traffic.

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Detect over 250 different CMSs

Most used CMSs in the world

  • WordPress
  • Shopify
  • Wix
  • Squarespace
  • Joomla
  • Drupal
  • Blogger
  • Bitrix
  • Magento
  • OpenCart
  • PrestaShop
  • Webflow
  • Weebly
  • Tilda
  • Duda

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How can detecting a site’s CMS help you?

You can use the CMS Scanner tool to check technology that your own website is built with or analyze your competitors’ website. With the help of our CMS finder, you can:

  • Analyze the similarities and differences in the tech stack of your website and those of your competitors
  • Determine what technologies can be used to enhance your site
  • Plan a budget for website development based on the technologies you need
  • Get insights into demanded plugins, themes, and apps for CMSs
  • Find leads for offering web development services that are in demand

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How to use the CMS Detector?

To explore any website’s tech stack, enter its domain name in the input field and click Detect CMS. In a few seconds, the tool will display a list of technologies used on the site.

How does the CMS Checker work?

Our tool scans a website and matches it with data available in open-source databases.

What if the tool doesn’t detect a site’s CMS?

The tool may not detect a CMS for one of the following reasons:

  • The site is custom-built and doesn’t use any of the known CMSs.
  • The website doesn’t respond to the request.
  • The specified domain name or URL does not exist.

Can I check CMSs of websites in bulk?

Our CMS identifier analyzes one website at a time. The process takes a few seconds. If you want to identify CMSs for several websites, you’ll be able to check them one by one very fast.

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