Browser Stats

Web browser usage and support on the University of Houston website

Browser usage

Visitors to the University of Houston website use a wide variety of web browsers on a wide variety of devices. It is important that University of Houston web pages render and function correctly on the most-used web browsers.


Officially supported browsers

The University of Houston officially supports browser versions used by more than 1% of uh.edu visitors. The following browsers met that criteria in January 2016.

Officially supported browsers
Browser Version Sessions Percentage
Chrome 47 1,424,778 41.50%
Mobile Safari iOS 9 385,008 11.21%
Internet Explorer 11 336,877 9.81%
Firefox 43 268,569 7.82%
Safari 9.0 207,051 6.03%
Chrome 48 122,672 3.57%
Mobile Safari iOS 8 87,437 2.55%
Edge 13 46,087 1.34%
Safari 8.0 42,500 1.24%
Internet Explorer 10 35,862 1.04%

Internet Explorer usage

Compared to other web browsers, Internet Explorer requires much more time to develop and test web pages for. The following chart shows the rise and fall of Internet Explorer usage by version over the last 12 months. IE 9 and below are no longer officially supported as they are used by less than 1% of visitors.