Posted by Lee Peng on July 3, 2009
When new clients approach us for website revamp and indicate that they want to keep the existing hosting, the first thing we normally like to check with them is the server the website is running. We develops websites in PHP5 and ASP.NET 2 so this information is quite useful for us.
However the most answer is “I don’t know”.
So we need to find a way check this information.
Firefox has a cool add-ons call HTTP Header which helps us in this area.
There is a small bug in the current version which showed Japanese.
You will notice that this add-on can help you to know the web server type (apache / IIS) and the application server (PHP 5, ASP.NET 2).
These information are actually embeded in the HTTP header and our browser does not show them. This ad-on do no magic but to show whatever existing information to us.
Anyway, if you are not Firefox user, start using Firefox now. You will be happy always