You want to figure out your IP address.
Visit Google and type in “
what is my ip“, or just simply “
my ip“. Direct link: http://www.google.com/search?q=what+is+my+ip&hl=en.
- http://ifconfig.me/ip (no bullshit, just the bare minimum)
- http://ipchicken.com/ (tells your user-agent too)
- http://www.moanmyip.com/ (NSFW, thanks Phloating Man for the link)
This tip is from here (in Hungarian).
To find out who is hosting a given website, visit http://www.whoishostingthis.com/.
You can also install the Flagfox Firefox add-on. Then, with a simple click you can get lots of information about the current page you are visiting.
Your favorite website doesn’t want to load. Is the given website down? Or is there a temporary problem with your network provider?
Try the website http://www.downornot.com/. Normally they check your site from three random stations around the world. If 2 or more stations find an error or do not get response within 4 seconds, the site is considered to be “down”.
Tip: on the main page of Down Or Not, there is a cloud with the most popular searches. Check out the cloud to find out what’s hot today…
Some alternative methods:
HOST is the site you want to check. However, these two methods are not too reliable for checking if a website is up. I just checked a site that was definitely up, but both ping and traceroute failed to reach it.
You want to test your connection whether it’s IPv6 (preferred) or IPv4 (old and crusty).
Visit these test sites:
They are also good to figure out your IP address.