27 Free Website Tools: DNS, IP, SSL, CDN & SEO Checkup

If you are making a website, you know there is so much to take care of. Has the domain name propagated? Does the website load as fast as it possibly can? Do I use the right keywords to rank higher in search results?

We have put together a list of the best tools that will help you quickly find answers to many website-related questions.

We have focused mainly on lookup tools rather than website building tools. There are plenty of expenses when it comes to making a website, not least finding good web hosting. The website checkup tools listed below are all free.

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Domain Name & DNS Tools

Who is behind a domain name?

The best way to look up a domain is through ICANN. Find out who owns a domain name, when it was registered and when it expires. See also the registrar information, the domain’s status and which nameservers it uses.

Is a domain name available?

Go to a domain name registrar like Namecheap and enter any domain name to see if it is available. You can also get creative and activate the Beast Mode to see an alternative spelling, append a prefix or drop a vowel.

Is a name available on social media?

To check username availability on social media, go to Namecheckr. The tool shows if a name is already taken on such popular social media as Facebook and Twitter. Plus it also checks such platforms as Blogger and Github.

Has a domain propagated?

Check the global status of a domain name after any DNS changes have been made by entering your domain name at What’s My DNS. See also the domain’s current IP address and DNS records, including MX and TXT.

How to fix DNS issues?

Go to intoDNS to get a free DNS report on the health of a domain’s DNS records, including mail servers. See what can be improved and how to fix DNS issues.

Web Hosting Tools

How to choose the best web hosting?

The easiest way to get affordable web hosting is to take a quiz at Itsy Bitsy Guide. Answer four questions to see your best match, including affordable managed VPS and WordPress hosting. Each host has been tested for speed and uptime and checked for transparency and quality.

Who is hosting a website?

Enter a domain name or an IP address at IP Location to look up a web host behind a website. You can see who hosts a website and where the server is located based on the identified IP address.

Is a website hosted green?

Many hosting companies choose data centers powered by renewable energy. To see if your favorite or your own websites run on green energy, head over to The Green Web Foundation. The tool shows if the website is hosted grey or green.

IP Address Tools

Where is an IP address located?

Go to IP X to see a website’s geolocation. You can also use the tool to check your current IP address. The lookup includes the name of the provider or ISP, the exact IP coordinates and the type of IP such as residential or data center. Created by VPN.AC, IP X also tests for DNS leaks and footprints.

Is an IP address blacklisted?

To see if your IP address or any IP is blacklisted, run a quick scan at HetrixTools. The tool checks an IP address across all major blacklists and includes direct links to them if you need to delist an IP address. HetrixTools additionally has an uptime monitoring service.

Web Security Tools

Does a website have a valid SSL certificate?

If a website does not seem to have an SSL certificate, go to Why No Padlock to see if and why this is the case. You can check a website’s SSL certificate, including when it was issued, by which authority and when it expires. See also if there are any insecure items on the page.

Does a website have any malware?

Do a free security scan with Sucuri Sitecheck to see if a website is safe. Check if it is free from known viruses, malware and malicious code. The tool also detects outdated software and website errors.

Is an email account compromised?

The safest and easiest way to check whether your email, password and identity have been compromised is to use a free data breach scan by Have I Been Pwned. By entering your email address, you can see if your email account has been exposed in any known data breaches. To help you avoid having your data and passwords stolen, Have I Been Pwned also gives you handy tips such as using a password manager.

Is a website penalized by Google?

One way to know if you can trust a website is to see if it is penalized or banned by Google and other search engines. The tool called Is My Website Penalized gives a quick answer. A website can be banned by Google, for example, if it uses spam, manipulates search engines, publishes unoriginal content or hosts malware.

How to unblock a website?

Use a free VPN such as Windscribe to unblock a website. Install Windscribe on your device to access websites anonymously. If a website is blocked at work or school or if it is inaccessible from your geographical location, you can get unrestricted access with a VPN. Windscribe includes up to 10 GB of data a month for free.

How to backup your data?

To backup your data, use a backup and cloud storage service like IDrive. IDrive gives 5 GB of safe, privately encrypted storage for unlimited devices. You can easily schedule backups of your data. IDrive can also be used to sync designated files and folders.

Speed & Performance Tools

How fast does a website load?

Test a website’s performance at WebPagetest.org. You can see how fast a website fully loads from multiple global locations on a browser of your choice, such as Chrome or Firefox. The test results include first byte time, a waterfall view and request details.

How to make a website load faster?

The main prerequisites for a fast website are server and website optimizations. If you already have top-notch hosting, run a quick test at Google’s PageSpeed Insights to see suggestions for website optimization. Typical things to improve are CSS/JS delivery, caching and page redirects.

Website Technology Tools

What technology powers a website?

To see what software a website uses, go to the W3Techs Sites page. A website scan reveals details about the web server, programming languages and third-party tools such as traffic analysis and ad networks. See also if the website uses WordPress, HTTP/2 and gzip compression.

What CDN does a website use?

If you are not sure what CDN comes with your hosting account, use CDN Planet’s CDN Finder tool. Enter either a URL or a Hostname to find out what CDN (such as Cloudflare and KeyCDN) powers a particular website.

Is it a mobile-friendly website?

To quickly view if a web page is mobile friendly, go to Google’s Mobile-Friendly Test. Google fetches both a screenshot and HTML code of the page and reports if there are any page loading issues.

Website Screenshots and Images

How to take a web page screenshot?

Use Awesome Screenshot to take a screenshot of an entire web page or only a selected area on any website. You can also annotate and edit the website screenshot. Get the Awesome Screenshot browser extension to share the screenshot of any web page.

How to make a website image?

Use Stencil to quickly create images and other visuals for your website, blog, YouTube channel or social media account. A graphic design tool, Stencil also provides numerous stock photos, icons, quotes and fonts. Make up to ten website images every month for free.

SEO & Keyword Tools

How popular is a website?

See a website’s total estimated traffic at Neil Patel’s SEO Analyzer. The tool also shows the website’s keywords and backlinks. Additionally, it includes recommendations on how to fix SEO issues and get more visitors to your website.

How popular is a keyword compared to another?

Compare one keyword to another at Google Trends. You can get more accurate results by customizing the location, time frame and category. See also related queries and their popularity.

How well does a website rank for a keyword?

Enter a website and keywords at SERPROBOT to see if the website is in the top 100 search results. Check also which websites rank highest for a particular keyword.

How to get keyword suggestions?

If you are after ideas for keywords or new content, use the AnswerThePublic tool. It makes use of the auto suggest results provided by Google and Bing to visually present the most popular questions asked by the public. Just enter a keyword and see what you can make of it.

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