To find out the right web host for your website is very challenging task nowadays. As there a number of hosting companies like a number of stars in the sky with paid hosting reviews which are misguiding the user. We can see the excellent reviews of worst hosting companies on the internet. A right web host only gives you the peace of mind.
In order to find out the right web host you can check the web host of popular blogs and your competitors. Might be your website require less or more the resources they are using. At starting level you might not want the same level of hosting (Shared, VPS, Dedicated), but you can, at least, start with a beginner package of that same website.
In this guide, I will explain you how you can check out who is hosting this website. It will also help you out to find out a reliable Webhosting company.
Check who is hosting this website
Here you will get a little tip for anyone who is looking for a simple way to find out who is hosting this website.
#1. Use Who.is
Trying to figure out who hosts a website can be an irritating task if you’re trying to go through the common channels by searching a WHOIS database etc. A lot of times you’ll only get the company owner or the domain name details about the domain name, but not able to find out the actual hosting company name.
By searching who.is you will only get the nameservers used by that particular domain name. Once you will get the name servers, then you can easily find out the hosting company to whom name servers belongs to.
But in some cases domain owner is using branded name servers and they are using C Name record to point out the domain name you will not be able to find out the exact web hosting company.
Let’s consider an example of website gobloggingtips.com to check its hosting company. Below is screenshot where you can see gobloggintips is using the Hostgator nameservers. So Hostgator is hosting gobloggingtips.com.
#2. Use Whoishostingthis.com
It is a very simple web service whose main purpose is to tell you the hosting company of website. I really like the whois tool on this website because most of the other websites checking tools are not able to give a precise and clear answer to this very simple question.
When you are going to buy the domain name and web hosting , we need to know about the hosting companies used by the websites in the same field of your niche. I am taking the example of my blog niches like hostadvice.com, Labnol.org, etc. Everybody know these websites run smoothly and have thousands of visitors every month, so if their servers can handle that much of traffic, you would be preferred to go with one of those hosting companies.
Once you will enter the domain name there, let’s take an example of hostadvice.com, you’ll get the answer immediately:
CloudFlare is a U.S. based hosting company that provides a CDN(content delivery network) and distributed domain name server services, sitting between the visitor and the CloudFlare user’s hosting provider that will act as a reverse proxy for websites.
DreamHost is the hosting company used by the Digital Inspiration website. I’ve tried this tool on a good number of websites and the results are coming correct each time. Also, very large sites like Google.com, etc. will not give you any useful information because they have their own IP address ranges and use their own servers.
This website does an ample good job because you can sometimes tell the hosting company by looking at the Name Servers, but here they are simply using the branded nameservers. Even if you click on the WHOIS link, everything is privately registered.
You can also try another website like WebHostingHero. This site was able to give me the correct info for Who is hosting this website.
#3. Contact Domain Admin
There is one more way to know more about the web host and their real reputation by asking directly from domain owner. When you will search for whois for that particular website you will get the details of the domain owner. You can directly send the mail to admin and can ask for hosting company they are using.
One simple email can help you to find out the right hosting company and I think they will be happy to recommend you the hosting provider.
Do let me know if you know any other option to check who is hosting this website. Feel free to contact in case of any query and drop comments in the section below.
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