The Hostname to IP tool provides the Hostname Lookup facility. That tool helps you get the IP address of the provided hostname (or domain name). Perform the Reverse Lookup (PTR record) process online.
In 2020, there are more than 4.5 billion users on the internet globally and almost two billion websites on the internet. Out of which, nearly more than 1.5 billion websites are inactive, and almost 200 million websites are active.
We use the domain name to search our favorite websites on the internet. We even bookmark or save our meaningful and favorite URL(s), so that is the future; we can easily use them.
So the question arises, what is the hostname or IP address?
What is a hostname?
In the English language, the host is the person that entertains the guest. And the name is the label that distinguishes one thing from another. for example, the name of the person containing the alphabetic string differentiates it from another person.
In the computer language, the hostname is the device; it can be a computer or the internet's site name. That is used to distinguish the device on the network.
The hostname is the domain name representation in the human-understandable and communicable language. Computers can find each other on the internet through hostname and can exchange data with each other.
For example, https://www.example.com, here the HTTPS is the internet protocol, followed by the hostname. The domain name example.com consists of the domain and top-level domain. One thing to note is that the hostname is the individual computer's name, where the domain name is an entire organization or the group of the number of computers. If you are working in an organization, you can use the hostname without even using its domain. It's like a call extension. You can only dial the extension to connect to the other department of the organization. So hostname should be distinguished from the domain name.
What is an IP address?
As discussed earlier, millions of active websites on the internet are managed and hosted on the servers. Each device connected to the internet has a unique numeric string identifier, known as an IP address.
Computers understand the numeric language. So IP address is the internet protocol address that helps the connectivity on the internet. The IP address is assigned to a computer, tablet, or any other device on the internet. Without the IP address, you cannot use the internet. And the more important thing is that an IP address is assigned to a computer, not a human.
So if humans understand the alphabets more easily and computers understand the numeric language, how will the internet know that this specific domain belongs to that particular IP address?
Here, the DNS (Domain Name System) concept emerges from the largest database on the internet. That contains the hostname and its IP address and routes the traffic to the correct server. You can get the information about each IP's DNS by using the Domain DNS Validation tool.
The most used format of the IP address contains four numbers, separated by the periods. Each number has one to three digits, ranging from 0 to 255.
Whenever you connect to the internet, your ISP (internet service provider) assigns you the IP address. Through which you are identified on the internet. The IP contains a lot of information. You can get the information about the user's country, city, state, ISP, operating system, and the browser that the user is using by performing IP Lookup.
One crucial thing that IP provides is the location of users. Several geolocation databases are providing that facility. The websites use that facility and allow the user to check its IP and locate the IP using several geolocation databases.
What are the versions and the types of IP address?
There are two versions of the IP addresses.
There are two types of IP addresses.
- IPv4 address is 32 bits long and has five classes ranging from A to E when the computers were big and rare. The IPv4 was assigned. Due to rapid internet growth, due to non-constructive development, IPv4 was not properly utilized with time. Therefore, the 4 billion IPv4 addresses, that at one time, was considered enough. In 2014, it was realized that these numbers are not enough anymore.
- IPv6 address is 128 bits long and was introduced to let the load off from the IPv4 addresses. It is the most recent version of the IP address. You can convert your IPv4 version to the IPv6 version by using IPv4 to IPv6 Online Conversion Tool.
The IP address can be static or dynamic. It depends upon how you configure your's router.
- Public IP addresses are unique and used to communicate outside the network and are assigned to computer devices, such as web servers, email servers, or other servers, for direct access to the internet.
- Private IP addresses are local and are assigned to the computers, tablets, and other devices within your private network, without letting them direct access to the internet.
How to find the Hostname to IP?
To go for Hostname to IP, find the IP Address of Hostname, and perform the Reverse Lookup. Do the following steps.
- Open the Online Hostname to IP Tool.
- Paste the hostname or the domain name.
- Click on the "Find IP" button.
- You will get the IP address of the given hostname. You can also perform the IP to Hostname Conversion.
- You can even use the "Load Sample Data" button to upload the sample data and perform the reverse lookup.
Having information about the IP of the hostname is quite useful. After getting the IP, you can perform the IP Location Lookup
to get the IP's information, like the country, its state, city, and even get the IP's location on Google maps.