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Who shares your shared hosting?

I host my website on shared hosting. My connection is too slow and unreliable to justify running my own server and I have no need to hire a dedicated server or a VPS. Consequently, many other websites are hosted on the same box as mine and I have often wondered their nature. In addition to curiosity, this could be used to check to see you agree with the ethical stance of your webhost, to check to see if any of the other sites drain resources (thus slowing your site) and to check for any possible security risks.

Every server has an IP address and using specialist websites, a list of domains which point to that IP address can be returned. Several websites do this, and many charge for the service.

If one types in a domain or IP address on myIPneighbors, the site lists other domains that point to that IP. It can be a little unreliable, though, no doubt due to the site's heavy load.

I have already mentioned that this site does have practical uses. It's interesting to see how packed your host's server is, so you can see how good a deal you are getting, and what they are hosting. This could be useful as it's something hosts rarely reveal but is very important to company's reputations.

It could also make an interesting tool for doing investigations. Using it, you can see what projects companies are launching if they're silly enough to put the domain on the same server.

Update: Site seems to be down for some time know, an alternative is DomainByIP

To use the service, simply enter the IP address of your website if you know it, or the domain name to look up the IP address instead. Once you do that, you get a list of web sites that are hosted on the same IP address which usually is a good indicator that they are also hosted on the same server as your website.

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Comments

  1. Martin said on June 30, 2009 at 9:10 am
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    Joe I agree that it makes sense to check this out from time to time. You can check shared hosts but you can also check servers (something which you mentioned in the last paragraph or so) to check out other web projects that are hosted by the same company.

  2. Jonny said on July 2, 2009 at 2:49 am
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    Couldn’t use the service unfortunately (must have been overloaded).

    There is some great comment on this subject here:
    http://www.seodiva.net/2009/05/19/benefits-of-a-dedicated-ip-address/

  3. CHS said on March 6, 2010 at 7:34 am
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    yes same like my website shared hosting slowly ,

    but not all shared hosting slowly i use dreamhost shared hosting no slowly

  4. Reverse Internet said on March 11, 2010 at 8:20 pm
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    You can also use http://ReverseInternet.com/ to find out who shares your IP address and much more.

  5. Cleaning Websites said on October 3, 2011 at 5:36 pm
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    Great! I’ve seriously been looking all over the web for a reliable source to check IP adddresses on my clients. This was a great resource.

  6. Hari said on May 11, 2014 at 1:18 pm
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    You could also try Logontube Service…

    As far as i have used , it is pretty fast and produces 90% true results…
    but what i like the most about it is its free API.

    Here is the link http://logontube.com

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