Tools and Apps I use to debug web hosting issues

These are the 5 tools that I have in my toolset to go to when I run into issues with web hosting configurations, or issues dealing with Custom Domain DNS record updates and propagation. I use these for website development and debugging as well. So I thought I’d share these debugging tools with you as well.

5 tools for debugging web hosting issues, server issues, DNS propagation issues etc.

  1. Troubleshoot Redirect Issues: or
  2. DNS Propagation Test:, and
  3. Network Headers – Dev Tools – This is built into every browser called Inspector or Dev Tools
  4. SSL Certificate Test:
  5. Mixed Site Content Checker: and

Video Timestamps:

  • 00:00 – Intro
  • 01:45 – 1. Redirect Checkers
  • 05:28 – 2. DNS Propagation Checkers
  • 08:02 – 3. Network Inspector and Request/Response Header in Dev Tools
  • 10:18 – 4. SSL Certificate Tester
  • 11:40 – 5. Mixed Content Checker

All videos tutorials on the website as well as the YouTube channel aim to provide a simplified process for a specific scenario; there could be many different factors and unique use cases you may have. The tutorials may not cover every situation; so treat is as a starting point or learning concept to apply to your unique situations, and consider this inspiration but not prescription or explicit direction.

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