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The NetCraft website provides technical analysis services on other websites. NetCraft checks and reports on various sites’ operating systems and web server software (usually either Windows/IIS or Linux/Apache) which is useful during the reconnaissance stage of ethical hacking efforts.

Netcraft query for

A Netcraft query for

For example, a NetCraft query for returns the following results:

IP address:


Domain Registrar:

OS: Linux

Web Server: nginx

If you want to find out all of a particular website’s subdomains, you can use the search feature on the page as shown below. screengrab

For further reference see the NetCraft entry on Wikipedia, as well as this listing of similar Web-based network query tools.


Written by Doug Vitale

November 2, 2011 at 1:55 PM

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