CloudFlare is one of the fastest growing CDN providers, which has free and premium service to accelerate, optimize & secure websites.
There are more than 2,000,000 web properties powered by CloudFlare and I use their service too.
If you are already using CloudFlare then you might have noticed IP address in DNS lookup get reflected with CloudFlare.
For ex –
CloudFlare powers chandank.com and when I do DNS lookup I get IP address 126.96.36.199, which is owned by CloudFlare.
There is no way in DNS lookup you will get the actual IP where your website is hosted. This is good in one way that CloudFlare protects it.
However, if you are doing some research on your competitor or just curious to find out actual IP then it becomes difficult. But not to worry anymore, lately, I found an online tool, which actually reveal real IP address.
Yes, you heard it right.
Online tool URL: http://www.crimeflare.com/cfs.html
I don’t know how but it works. Here is what I got for chandank.com (188.8.131.52) where I am hosting.
To find out real IP of the website not using Cloudflare, you may refer here.
So now you know how to find the IP address of the website which is behind CloudFlare.