Check What Other Websites Are Hosted On Your Shared Server

I just watched a video where Matt Cutts of Google talks about shared web hosting and whether or not you should be concerned if your web site is hosted on the same server as spammy websites.

He says it’s only an issue if there are thousands of questionable sites hosted on the same IP address as your site. It’s highly unlikely that would happen, but I became curious about the other sites hosted on my shared server. Here’s how you can check.

1. Find the IP address you’re hosted on. You can do this from a CMD prompt by typing ping thedomainname.com. You could also ping the domain at network-tools.com.

2. Visit Bing and search the IP address by putting IP: before the IP address. (Example: IP:192.168.1.1)

3. The search should return all of the websites hosted on your shared server.

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Mitch Bartlett

I've been doing things on the Internet since 1994. Former dot-com era IT guy. Currently I provide technical solutions to people for fun and test software for a growing software company.

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