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: https://www.redirect-checker.org/ or https://www.serpworx.com/
  2. DNS Propagation Test: https://dnschecker.org/ https://dnsmap.io/, and https://mxtoolbox.com/dnspropagation.aspx
  3. Network Headers – Dev Tools – This is built into every browser called Inspector or Dev Tools
  4. SSL Certificate Test: https://www.ssllabs.com/ssltest/
  5. Mixed Site Content Checker: https://www.jitbit.com/sslcheck/ and https://www.missingpadlock.com/

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