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    Senior Member mikeycorn's Avatar
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    Hello. I need to find out who the host is for this website and I'd like to do it without bothering the client. How to?
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    You can guess by doing a WHOIS on the domain name.
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    Senior Member mikeycorn's Avatar
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    Shoot, I should have thought of that . . . unfortunately, the only info I was able to get from the WHOIS was the company that did the registration service and when I went to their website, they were web designers but not web hosts.

    I guess the only alternative is to ask the client?
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    Then most likely those web designers made and hosted the site. The client probably only knows who made the site (the designers) and only they should know where they host it.

    There might be minor issues, though... sometimes the original designers can be picky about handing over that kind of information, and would rather you just grab all the info and re-host it somewhere.
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    WHOIS should have the server hosting info, if not....then yes, you need to contact the client (who may have the information on file).
    Most clients I worked with don't know that info, but have record of the bills they paid.
    Otherwise, yes you have to roll the dice and hope that the old designer will give you the necessay informaton you need.

    When I ran into this in the past, I just had the client contact the host and get all the login/password info changed.

    Good luck
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    Try this... just ping the website, find the IP and then do a "whois" on that IP? It'll give you some idea at least.

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