If you’ve ever wanted to know a bit more about your domain, website, or indeed the website of other people, then this set [updated – thanks Tom] of tools should be an essential part of your tool kit.
- Quarkbase. Beautifully designed website snapshot tool provides information on just about everything under the sun. Hosting, ownership, traffic, popular pages, lunch menus, you get the picture. Fascinating stuff.
- Whoishostingthis. More down to earth search tool to find the webhost of a particular site. Very useful for contacting a host to complain about content.
- SiteCheckUp. How many other sites are living on your shared web host server? Simple and very useful.
- Sitonomy. Nice tool to determine your site tools and suggest alternatives to use.