HTTP Archive’s annual
state of the web report
Our mission is to combine the raw stats and trends of the HTTP Archive with the expertise of the web community. The Web Almanac is a comprehensive report on the state of the web, backed by real data and trusted web experts. The 2020 edition is comprised of 22 chapters spanning aspects of page content, user experience, publishing, and distribution.Start exploring
In this chapter, we explore the current state-of-practice for security on the Web. By analyzing the adoption of various security features in depth and at a large scale we gather insights on the different ways that website owners apply these security mechanisms, driven by the incentive to protect their users.
The Web Almanac has been made possible by the hard work of the web community. 129 people have volunteered countless hours in the planning, research, writing and production phases of the 2020 Web Almanac.See the contributors
Unless otherwise noted, the metrics in all of the 22 chapters of the 2020 Web Almanac are sourced from the HTTP Archive dataset. HTTP Archive is a community-run project that has been tracking how the web is built since 2010. Using WebPageTest and Lighthouse under the hood, metadata about over 7.5 million websites are tested monthly and included in a public BigQuery database for analysis. The August 2020 dataset was used as the basis for the 2020 Web Almanac’s metrics. For more information, see the Methodology page.Learn about our Methodology