Have you ever thought of finding out the details of the servers being used by your favourite websites? Why do you want such information? Well, it may be because of curiosity or to find out what they use. Say, for example a huge site uses a webhosting company. You may want to find webhosting details of that particular website so that you can buy server space from that company with an expectation to serve your traffic better. Moving ahead, if you ever want to find the webhosting details of a website, there are some online services to help you out.
Services to help you find webhosting details
In this post, we will go through the services webhostinghero, whoishostingthis and netcraft which will help in finding the webhosting details of a website.
Webhostinghero.com provides the users with an online tool. This tool facilitates the users to find the webhosting (server) details of a website. All you have to do as a user is to enter the valid domain name including www prefix. Say, for example www.google.com. It will take a few seconds to process and will get you the data you are looking for. The details provided by webhostinghero include Location of the server, IP address of the machine, Host Name of the machine, Nameserver details, link to whois information, ISP (Internet Service Provider) details, CDN (Content Delivery Network) if any and the date on which it has been last updated.
This is much similar to the previous one that we have talked about. Open the website. Type the URL of the site you are inspecting. Example: http://www.google.com Once entered, whoishostingthis will provide you with the details you are looking for. These details include Hosting Provider name, WHOIS link to get information about it, IP address and name server details.
When we compare the second with the first, the first seems to give more options than the second one. In short, we found that webhostinghero.com provides more information about the webhosting details of a website when compared to whoishostingthis.These are some of the tools that will give you the handy information needed directly. Incase, if you need further information about these websites and details associated with it, here are some of the following tools.
This tool is awesome. Netcraft provides you with plenty of details related to website. It not only provides name servers of a website, but also tells you about the website. What it is and what the website is all about. Enter the URL of the website that you are trying to inspect and a list will be populated with all the details of the website.
The above services have been very accurate when it comes to finding the web hosting details of a website provided that they are hosted by companies like hostgator, bluehost, dreamhost, knownhost and others. However; there are times when the web host is not predicted or displayed in the correct way. For example, take google.com, cnet and other sites. These are companies and have their own hosting set up using their very own servers. In such cases, only ip address or any other detail can be known and nothing more in particular.
These are some of the websites and online services through which you can find webhosting details of a website. Did we miss out any? Do you know any other tools or services which can help in finding the details of a server used by the website so that it can help you make a web hosting decision? If yes, please do let us know through your comments. We will look into it and update the information here in this post.