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Type of site
Web archiving
Available in Multilingual
Alexa rank 2,790 (October 2016)[1]
Commercial No
Registration No
Launched 2012 (2012)
Current status Online (formerly is an archive site which stores snapshots of web pages.[2] It retrieves one page at a time similar to WebCite, smaller than 50 MB each, but with Google Maps and Twitter included. Hostkey is the primary host (servers in Amsterdam and Moscow), distributed by Cloudflare.[3][4] uses headless browsing to record what embedded resources need to be captured to provide a high-quality memento, and creates a PNG image to provide a static and non-interactive visualization of the representation.[5]

Unlike crawlers such as Wayback Machine, only captures individual pages in response to explicit user requests, and so does not obey the robots exclusion standard.[6] Because of this, website owners cannot unilaterally remove content at will, thus it is a "permanent" archive.[7]

Since July 2013, supports the Memento Project application programming interface (API),[8][9] and Chrome and Firefox extensions.

Worldwide availability

On July 21, 2015, the operators blocked access to the service from all Finnish IP addresses, stating on Twitter that they did this in order to avoid escalating a dispute they allegedly had with the Finnish government.[10]

The whole website is not reachable also from Kazakhstan[11] and Iran. In Russia, only HTTP access is possible; HTTPS connections are blocked.[12][13] In Mainland China, HTTPS access is possible and HTTP access blocked.


Saving a web page to can be accomplished by:

See also


  1. " Site Info". Site Info. Alexa Internet. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  2. Martin Brinkmann (22 Apr 2015). "Create publicly available web page archives with". Ghacks. Retrieved 13 Jun 2015.
  3. "Netcraft - Search Web by Domain". Netcraft Services. Netcraft Ltd. Retrieved 3 December 2016.
  4. "About HOSTKEY". HOSTKEY. HOSTKEY. Retrieved 3 December 2016.
  5. Brunelle, Justin F.; Kelly, Mat; Weigle, Michele C.; Nelson, Michael L. (2015-01-25). "The impact of JavaScript on archivability". International Journal on Digital Libraries. Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg. 17 (2): 95–117. doi:10.1007/s00799-015-0140-8.
  6. Dascalescu, Dan (18 February 2013). "Web page archiving – Dan Dascalescu's Wiki (review)". Retrieved 3 October 2013.
  7. "Dear GamerGate: Please Stop Stealing Our Shit". Motherboard.
  8. Nelson, Michael L. (9 July 2013). " Supports Memento". Research and Teaching Updates. Web Science and Digital Libraries Research Group at Old Dominion University. Archived from the original on 27 July 2013. Retrieved 17 September 2013.
  9. "" Memento Protocol Information. Memento Development Group. Retrieved 17 September 2013.
  10. Lapintie, Lassi (22 July 2015). "Suomalaisilta estettiin haktivistien suosimalla verkkosivulla käynti" [Finns' access to website used by hacktivists blocked]. Iltalehti (in Finnish). Retrieved 4 March 2016.
  11. "Alexey Chernyavskiy". Twitter.
  12. "Роскомнадзор заблокировал сервис archive..., хранящий копии веб-сайтов". 2016-01-29. Retrieved 2016-01-30.
  13. "Russia Blocks Another Archive Site Because It Might Contain Old Pages About Drugs". Techdirt.
  14. " Button". chrome web store. Google. Retrieved 30 November 2016.
  15. " Now". Add-ons for Firefox. Mozilla Foundation. Retrieved 30 November 2016.
  16. "Archiveror". Add-ons for Firefox. Mozilla Foundation. Retrieved 30 November 2016.
  17. SnapshillBot. "SnapshillBot/SnapshillBot: Archives posts using". GitHub. Retrieved 2016-11-29.
  18. FiloSottile. "FiloSottile/ client and bundler". GitHub. Retrieved 2016-11-29.
  19. qvint. "qvint/ Unofficial Node.js API for". GitHub. Retrieved 2016-11-29.
  20. "Share2Archive - Android Apps on Google Play". 2016-11-20. Retrieved 2016-11-29.

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