The art of obtaining information has always been an important feature to quest for throughout the history. As someone once said, “knowledge is power”. The more we know about a thing the more are we able to master it, or conquer it. The same thing goes for web sites. The more we know what others do on their sites – the more can we be influenced to do a better job.
There are many CLI/CMD/GUI tools out there which allows you to get information about a site. That’s completely fine and dandy, but I prefer web based tools. Using web based tools allows me to do quick scans whenever I do not have my laptop available. Sometimes I just pull out information because I am nosy.
Here’s a small list over the tools I frequently use:
- This tool will give you great overview over:
- CDN (Content Delivery Network)
- Webserver information
- Web server
- PHP information (if available)
- Framework information
- Looks up the WHOIS information for a site.
- IP address
- Hosting information