There are several websites you can find on the internet, but you might wonder where they all are hosted and wanted to know about the hosting company. Then you are in the right place, here I will show you how to find out who hosts a web site.
Trying to figure out who hosts a web site can be an annoying task if you’re trying to go through the usual channels by searching a WHOIS database. A lot of times you will only get the company or person that registered the domain name, but not the actual hosting company.
How to Find Out Who Hosts a Web Site
There is a website called “Who is Hosting This?” whose sole purpose is to tell you the company that is hosting a website. This website simply do checking give a clear and concise answer about who is hosting the website.
I need to recommend several web hosting company to my clients for their websites so I do check different hosting company and find the better among them. First wanted to know what hosting companies some peer sites in my field were using, such as www.techpp.com. I know those sites run smoothly and have millions of visitors every month, so if their servers can handle that traffic, I would be more inclined to go with one of those hosting companies.
Once you type in a domain name, http://www.techpp.com, you’ll get your answer right away:
The Leaseweb USA is actually the hosting company for the techpp website. I’ve tried it on a good number of sites and the results have been 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. You will also see this for other companies like CNET, etc because they manage all of their own hosting.
The other way we can find the web hosting company is to get it from hosting Name Server (NS). For e.g. We can use who.is and find the Name Server of hosting.
Bluehost gives you the free domain name if you buy a web hosting for a year.
Overall, you should really run into very few issues when trying to determine the hosting company for a website. If you do, someone is really trying hard to hide his/her server from the public. If you have any questions, post a comment. Enjoy!