Finding an IP Address of a Website or Server

    December 6, 2021

    Quickly and easily find the IP Address of a website! Here are three simple methods that include the welcome email, a lookup service, and the ping command.

    How to find the IP address of a website or server

    Learn three methods of finding the IP address of your website or server

    All three of the following methods can help you locate the IP address of your server or website. However, in some cases, the IP address given in your Nexcess Welcome Email may not match the IP address given by a lookup service or ping command. This can result from a pending migration, the use of proxy services like CloudFlare, or other reasons.

    Find an IP Address of a Website or Server Method #1: Check your Welcome Email

    We provided your IP address in the Welcome Email you received when first enlisting our services. If you cannot locate this email, then consider one of the other options below or contact our support team.

    Find an IP Address of a Website or Server Method #1: Use a lookup service 

    We host a global DNS checker on our website. To identify your domain’s IP address:

    1. In the Domain field, enter your domain name.

    2. In the Record Type list, select A.

    3. Click Lookup.  

    Find an IP Address of a Website or Server Method #3: Use the ping command 

    If you know how to access your command line or terminal emulator, you can use the ping command to identify your IP address.

    1. At the prompt, type ping, press the spacebar, and then type the relevant domain name or the server hostname.

    2. Press Enter.

    Resources for More Information

    Need more help? The Website Management > .htaccessand ScriptsCron Jobs, Reports and Monitoring, IP Management, and Dev Sites sections within the Nexcess Knowledge Base are important resources for those seeking additional knowledge. Or, check out our related articles below.

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