How can I tell who is hosting a website?
Find your domain host
- Go to the whois lookup page provided by ICANN, a non-profit organization that compiles domain information.
- Enter your domain name in the search field and click Lookup.
- In the results page, look for the Registrar section for the name of your domain host and website.
What is hosting on a website?
Web hosting is a service that allows organizations and individuals to post a website or web page onto the Internet. Websites are hosted, or stored, on special computers called servers. When Internet users want to view your website, all they need to do is type your website address or domain into their browser.
How can I check website registration details?
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) requires every successful domain name registration to be added into a WHOIS database. A WHOIS lookup tool lets you search this online and get detailed info on any domain name with a click of your mouse.
How do I find out where a domain is registered?
To perform a domain lookup navigate to the site: https://whois.icann.org/en, and enter the domain name you’d like to lookup.
Usually, you’ll find information like:
- Where they registered their domain.
- The owner’s email address and phone number.
- The domain expiration date.
- When the domain was registered.
How do I find out who is hosting my email?
In those cases, you’ll need to perform a dns lookup on the hostname (the MX record) to find the email provider’s IP address. Then, perform an IP whois search to find the company providing service for that IP address (the email provider). This will give you the name of the company responsible for your email service.
Is GoDaddy a web host?
GoDaddy is a well-rounded hosting provider, offering four different types of hosting (shared, VPS, Dedicated, and WordPress) and an array of brilliant features. Its pricing plans aren’t cheap, but all the extras make GoDaddy a bit special.
Can I host my own website?
Hosting your own website is an experience as entertaining as it is rewarding. Using an old Windows or Linux machine, you can throw a few HTML files into a folder and put them on the internet all by yourself. We don’t recommend you host your own website as it’ll bring too many performance and consistency issues.
How much does web hosting cost?
Quick answer: A shared web host is usually cheap – expect to pay $3 – $10 per month; VPS hosting on the other hand costs $30 – $55 per month. There are many kinds of web hosting, all at different price points and offering different features and options.