Possible way to 'determine' the host of a site

Started by arthyk, Nov 25, 2022, 04:18 AM

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arthykTopic starter

Here I found, as it seems to me, a simple way to 'determine' the host of a site.
1. We request the site from the console with the command - 'wget'. At the same time, the index page of the site is saved and we get the IP address from which this page was loaded.
2. Knowing this IP, we go to http://whois-service.ru/lookup/, type the IP there and look at the address for communication. For example xyz@site.com
3. The hoster is very likely to be (possibly with variations) https://site.com
Here, of course, you need a little ingenuity, but this method has helped me more than once. Only among the addresses for communication you need to (intuitively) choose the right one, well, or sort through everything.

Henri O`neill

Why reinvent the wheel that was invented long ago for you? All this dance with IP is not needed. Your way is good, but the whois service has a simplified scheme. Just enter the website address in literal value and get the result. If you know how to read, you will quickly find all the information you need, where there is information about both the host, domain registration, and how long it is rented, moreover, there is a number (if filled) for communication (hosting sale, rent for advertising). Frankly, I like to trust thinner tracking tools.


But you should remember that it could be the wrong way just due to security reason. Not all information is open to the total use, isn't it? So the first you should care - the purpose you need to know the host of a site.


Find out website hosting by domain:
This method can be attributed to perhaps the most popular method described on the Internet. Its essence is simple: it suggests using the whois service to find out which hoster's DNS is used to maintain the health of the domain of the site we are interested in, and then assume that the same hoster's capacity is probably used to ensure the health of the site itself. The truthfulness of the information obtained in this way about the hosting of the site, unfortunately, is not great.

The thing is that the site domain and the site itself can be located at different hosting providers, for example, if the owner of the resource likes the quality of hosting from one hoster, and the prices for domain extensions from another.

Find out website hosting by pages 403 or 404 errors.:
This method of determining hosting is designed so that if the owner of the site you are interested in has not made his own web server error pages for him, then when they are called, you will see the hosting provider's error pages going by default (if this host, of course, has them). The disadvantage of this method lies in the fact that often small hosting companies simply do not have their own web server error pages.
And even more often it happens that a site has its own error pages or that when you try to open a non-existent page on a CMS site, the system simply hides the error page provided by this CMS by default.