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How do I find which node my VPS is on?

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Sometimes, it is useful to be able to find the name of the specific node your VPS is on. For example, you may want to know if any announcements are applicable to your server.


1. First, login into Billing Portal (my.knownhost.com) with registered email address and password.

enter username and password

2. In the Navigation tray, you can find the option “Services” click on that or you can navigate to Dashboard  Click on Services.

navigate to services knownhost billing portal

3. Locate the VPS Click on Manage.

click on manage vps to view vps node

4. Navigate to Control Panel.

navigate to control panel of the vps

5. Here, you can find the IP address of your VPS.

find the ipv4 of the vps

6. Open Terminal and run the traceroute command,

Note that if you are using Windows, the command might be tracert instead of traceroute

For Linux

traceroute <IP ADDRESS>

For Windows

tracert <IP ADDRESS>
traceroute without highlight

7. We are looking for the last hop. In this case, the line looks like this:

18  ssd04-ga.privatesystems.net (64.74.200.4)  306.029 ms  307.341 ms *

The node name is shown in three parts: the type, the number, and the data center following with .privatesystems.net domain. In this example, we have,

  ssd04-ga

Type= SSD.

Node No= 04.

Location= ga (ATLANTA, GA).

traceroute output

So, your VPS is hosted on the ssd04-ga node!


Conclusion

Now that we’ve gone over it, how do I find which node my VPS is on? This article is used when any announcement is related to any specific node.

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