That is a question, I am sure, many of us would have asked at one point or the other. Whether it is to appreciate the stability and reliability of a website or to complain about a domain owner who is scraping your content, one would have asked this question – “Who is Hosting that Website?”

Easiest way to find out who hosts a website

Who is Hosting This? is a very simple web service whose sole purpose is to tell you the company that is hosting a website. You just type in the URL of the site you are curious about, and press ENTER – you will get the answer. Simple and cool web-tool!

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According to the site, they answer accurately over 98% of the time. I tested for around 15 websites for which i know the web hosts and except for TechPP rest of the results were accurate!

Easy but not so accurate way of knowing the host of a website

Who-Hosts.com is an online tool similar to WhoIsHostingThis.com but with lesser accurate results. You can consider to use this in case WhoIsHostingThis is down or not accessible.

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Tough but accurate way of finding the Host of a website

Go to any website which offers Free WhoIs Search of a domain. For Example, DomanTools. Enter the URL of the website and click on lookup.

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It will give all the details w.r.t the domain. but look for the details specific to the webserver’s IP address (as shown below)

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Click on “whois” hyperlink, which will fetch the whois record for the IP address.

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This shows the Original Webhost. Yup!! TechPP is hosted on Knownhost VPS!

Of-course I suggest you to follow the third way only if the first 2 doesn’t work for some reasons. Do you know any better way? Let me know in your comments!


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