If you use shared hosting then you may want to know how many websites are hosted on your server. If there are too many websites hosted on your shared server then its not a good sign and you should switch to a better web host.
Reverse IP Lookup
We will use reverse IP lookup to determine all the websites hosted on a web server.
A web server is basically just like any other computer, except that it runs some server software like Apache, and serves web pages on request (HTTP request). Check the video below for details,
A web server has a unique IP address. So, to determine the list of websites hosted on a web server, we need to determine,
1. The IP address of the web server.
2. Then we have to find all the websites hosted on that IP address.
1. Finding The IP Address of The Web Server
You can easily determine the IP address of the web server that hosts a website. On Windows,
- Open command prompt (Start > Run, Type cmd and press Enter)
- Type ping sitename.com and press Enter.
You will instantly get the IP address of the web server that hosts sitename.com. For instance, the image below shows how I determined the IP address of the web server that hosts Google.com.
Similarly you can find the IP address of the web server that hosts your website.
2. Find All Websites Hosted on an IP Address
Now that you have the IP address of the web server that hosts your website, you can easily determine all the websites hosted on this IP address using bing.
Type ip:IP-Address in the bing search box to get the list of websites hosted on the respective IP address.
Easy? Isn’t it.
Directly Get The List Of Neighboring Websites
The process of manual reverse IP lookup involves many steps, as explained above, and thus, takes time. If you are in a hurry, you can use a neat online service provided by SpyThisSite. Just go to Reverse IP Lookup Tool and enter the website’s URL. It will display all the websites hosted on same server automatically.