Did you ever want to know who is hosting a certain website? If yes, we can help you with it. In this post, we will discuss the ways following which you can find out who hosts a website.
Many of you want to know the hosting service provider of your competitor’s site. By following the methods mentioned in this post, you can find out their hosting service provider. So without wasting any more time, let’s get into the details.
Use TheWPBeginner Theme Detector Tool
One of the best ways to find out who is hosting a certain site is by using the WordPress Theme Detector tool. It also tells you the WordPress theme the site is using.
Here are the steps you need to follow:
- At first, go to the WordPress Theme Detector Tool page and enter the domain name of the website.
- Next click on the option ‘Analyze Website’.
- In just a few seconds, the details of the website will be shown on the screen. This will include the name of the hosting provider
In some cases, the tool may fail to reveal the name of the host. This happens when the website is using a firewall or a CDN service. These services channel all website traffic through their servers. As a result, the tool will show them as the hosting provider.
If you are unable to use the detector tool, no worries because we have another method that you can use.
Use The WHOIS Tool
This is yet another way to find out the host of a website. All you have to do is to use the WHOIS tool. For those who don’t know what WHOIS is, it is like a public directory. It allows you to check host of a website.
Most of the domain names are managed by ICANN, which happens to be a global organisation. They maintain a public directory of all website data including details about host providers as well.
This information is publicly available, which means anyone can access it. You will find several tools using which you can check WHOIS information on any site.
Here is what you need to do:
- Go to the official site of WHOis.net.
- Enter the URL or the domain name of the website you want to check.
- You will be shown a list of information, including domain name:
It is possible that in some cases the information of the host is not available.
By using these methods, you can look up the host of a website. Even if the hostname is not available, both methods are worth trying. To check the hosting provider of your site, you can simply check the monthly billing records. Or you could just contact your hosting provider.
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Checking the host of someone else’s website is hard. However, you can try the methods mentioned in the post. They prove to be useful in many cases.