Essential Online Testing Tools For Server and Domain are quite useful during propagation and also for checking pitfalls of server or to compare better setup. Basically the kind of Cloud Computing setup we are on, practically nothing needed to check for us, its using Rackspace Cloud’s managed service with all highest possible server technology. Managed Rackspace users has can use their own tools if needed. This article on Essential Online Testing Tools For Server and Domain is basically for server users of second class or below and for those needs to check others better setup for future.
Importance of Essential Online Testing Tools For Server and Domain
Most webhosts gives 99.99% assurance of server uptime. Server can be always up. Server is not only the factor for uptime. Its the major factor, but the others are name-server, internal network speed, quality of load balancer (if any), the ability to handle stress on demand. So, these Essential Online Testing Tools For Server and Domain can somewhat help the helpless.
List of Essential Online Testing Tools For Server and Domain
Essential Online Testing Tools For DNS Propagation : Best tool for now is www.whatsmydns.net ; it shows all kinds of record (A, AAAA, TXT, NS etc.) in real time. Even if the a custom name server is used, it will open up the real DNS. checkdnspropagation.com is also a good tool.
Essential Online Testing Tools For Server WHOIS : Server WHOIS is less known but most powerful to supply many info about the server as well as the domain. www.whoisd.com is probably the oldest and gives some interesting info as links (like list of oldest domains, symbolics.com is the first and oldest .com in the World).
whois-server.net is another old service, www.internic.net/whois.html is well known tool, www.whois.sc, network-tools.com are known tools. whois.domaintools.com is unique as it supplies more advanced informations.
Other Indirect tools : Among the indirect tools, probably pingdom.com has the widest range of tools and probably the most reliable. You can set email alerts for free of cost for server monitoring for downtime and monthly uptime report. It gives slight false positive if there are load balancer.
Their page speed test tool, tools.pingdom.com is good but not as good as the standard for page speed webpagetest.org.