How to find out who is hosting your website

As a web design agency, we often run into the issue where it comes time to launch a website but the client has no idea who their web hosting company is. We run into this issue a lot and it can delay the launch of a website which is not good if launch dates are crucial. There are however a few ways to track down who is hosting a particular website.

Let’s take a look at the steps to identify the host of a website.

1. Using Whois

Whois is a service where you can enter a domain name and it will tell you the domain registration information. From this info, you can see what company the domain was registered with. The domain registrar can quite often be the same company that hosts the website. To confirm this, you will also need to take a look at the nameservers. These can often include the hosting companies’ names in them which makes it easy to identify the host, if not, you may have to do an additional search for one of the nameserver codes.

2. Using an online service

There are a number of online services that will tell you who is hosting your website instantly by simply entering your domain name. One service that does just this is called whoishostingthis.com It gives a clear and concise of who the hosting company is via one simple search.

Using these methods is a good way to find hosting companies that provide services to popular websites. You may be wishing to build a website that requires a certain level of hosting services, so it’s beneficial to search for similar sites and see who is hosting them. You can then view their products and pricing and decide if they are a good fit for you.

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