Building a website is very interesting, quick and easy these days. However, you being a beginner might be naive to all the process and the tools that you need to build a website. We want to help and support all the beginners with the right tools that will help you get started to build the website of your needs. Some of the tools that we will be sharing here to help you support extensively. Let us look at the list below:
- Whois: Whois is a database where all customer information related to the domain names is stored. As per the domain regulation authority, ICANN policies, customer details are to be stored and shared to the public using Whois record. Port 43 Whois helps you in accessing the information related to the domain owners such as registry, expiry date, nameservers and many more. Although there is an option to hide or mask the details with an add-on called as Privacy Protect, in case if you don’t wish to showcase these details.
- IntoDNS: This tool helps in getting more information about your domain DNS records such as CNAME, MX, NS, etc. It is a very useful and helpful tool.
- Google PageSpeed and Gtmetrix: These tools provide insights on how a website can be optimized following their recommendations. The suggested changes can cause the website to improve regarding functionality, speed, and user experience. You should be careful in implementing these changes as they may impact the other aspects of your website.
- MXTOOLBox: This is a tool that helps in identifying issues such as Server IP or domain blacklisting, analyses, DNS lookups, domain related information.
- SSL Checker: It helps in installing SSL on the website and correctly implement SSL on your website. To understand that whether the SSL is correctly installed or not, this tool is very helpful. It is an SSL checker tool that helps you in verifying that if the SSL is correctly installed and also shared additional information about the certificate.
- What’s my DNS: While updating the DNS record it takes between 2 to 72 hours to reflect the changes across the internet. Although this process is little cumbersome, it helps to check the current status of the DNS propagation by using this tool. This tool will perform a DNS lookup on the domain name’s current IP address and DNS record information against multiple name servers situated in various parts of the globe thus providing the current status of the DNS propagation.