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Who Is Hosting? – A browser extension

  • Last Updated : 28 Sep, 2021

Who Is Hosting? extension allows one to find who is hosting any website. It is a free tool that allows users to check, with the single click of a mouse, one can know information about the websites. It simply adds a small button in one’s browser. Then, when you’re on a website and want to know who’s hosting it, just click on the extension button and it’ll give you all the information one needs. Suppose if you’re interested in purchasing the domain name, you can find who to contact by using this extension.

Features:

  • Shows IP of website
  • Give the name of Hosting Company
  • Location
  • Nameservers
  • Ad-free

Advantages:

  • Known for fast access.
  • Provides intuitive controls.
  • Browser extensions are cross-platform and adaptation for any browser.
  • You can integrate those objects that would seem to be unacceptable.
  • Merge cloud storage and system into a single workspace.

Disadvantages:

  • Constant updating is needed/required.
  • Various browsers need their own adapted version of the program.
  • Often require the ability to read or even change everything on web pages one visits, which in some cases can lead to some accidents of data breaches, capture the passwords, track browsing, etc.

Installation:

Installing Who is Hosting? is like installing any other browser extension and involves only two steps:  

Step 1: Visit Who is Hosting? in Chrome Web Store or Firefox Add-Ons.

Who Is Hosting? extension

 Step 2: Click on add extension.



add extension

And just like that, your extension gets installed. You can see its icon in the top right corner.

extension gets installed

Usage:

You can use it, by simply going to the website and then click on the icon. In a new tab, you will get all the information about the domain.

Example 1: Google

We can see that Google Cloud Platform is the web hosting provider, IP address is 172.217.22.78, 2 sites are hosted on this IP, location is the United States, and it’s nameservers.

using who is hosting? extension on google

We can get more information about the domain like when it will expire, when was it registered, etc; by clicking on click here under Domain Whois.



Example 2: Youtube

We can see that HostGator is the web hosting provider, IP address is 192.185.16.131, 58 sites are hosted on this IP, location is the United States, and it’s nameservers.

using who is hosting? extension on youtube

We can get more information about the domain like when it will expire, when was it registered, etc; by clicking on click here under Domain Who is.

Example 3: Facebook

We can see that Google Cloud Platform is the web hosting provider, IP address is 45.77.221.244, 2 sites are hosted on this IP, location is the United States, and it’s nameservers.

using who is hosting? extension on facebook

We can get more information about the domain like when it will expire, when was it registered, etc by clicking on click here under Domain Who is. 

Example 4: GeeksforGeeks

We can see that Google Cloud Platform is the web hosting provider, IP address is 23.204.152.207, 4 sites are hosted on this IP, location is the United States, and it’s nameservers.

using who is hosting? extension on geeksforgeeks

We can get more information about the domain like when it will expire, when was it registered, etc by clicking on click here under Domain Who is

In conclusion, Who is Hosting? is an extension that can give you detailed information about any domain like its IP, its web hosting provider, registration date, registrant information which can be very helpful if someone needs to contact you. Also one can get information regarding administrative contact. But these so-called powerful, helpful browser extensions often require permissions, location access which in some cases lead to bizarre incidents of data breaches, ransomware attacks, so keep in mind while installing them as they can be as deadly as helpful and useful they pretend.

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