We have a Windows server with 100+ websites hosted on it.

Some tools like whoishostingthis.com provide hosting provider's name and tools like domaintools.com provide domain names of websites hosted on a specific IP using reverse IP feature.

What we are looking for is to hide the server ip so that it can make hard for others to find the websites/domain names hosted on our server and hosting provider of our server.

We tried cloudflare.com for this. It sits between visitor and our hosting provider. So, cloudflare's dns is set to our domains which avoids exposing our server Ip. But, cloudflare is really expensive for bulk domains and their free plan has some limitations. We do not need additional features which cloudflare offers like CDN or caching.

We tried 3rd party DNS services like Amazon Route 53 or dnsmadeeasy.com, but whoishostingthis.com was still able to tell host provider's name.

What is the simplest way to achieve this? We understand that a determined person still can find these details, but we at lest want to make this task harder. What services we should search? Main concern is pricing as we have 100+ domains.

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    This is the wrong way to achieve security. Presenting an IP address is how people reach your server. Otherwise you may as well just have someone else host your clients' solutions for you, which would make you an unnecessary middle man. – Mikael H Mar 4 at 14:03
  • I think a good reverse proxy can do the Job. The clients will see the exposed IP of the reverse proxy and not of the server. This reverse proxy can be hosted a on different provider – Soulimane Mammar Mar 5 at 5:10

What we are looking for is to hide the server ip

Impossible. This is like hiding your phone number - and stil lexpecting others to call you. Does. Not. Work.

You can hide an IP, but you can not hide an IP and at the same time have it openly published in worldwide directories (and nothing else is DNS). Whoever tired using a third party DNS Service needs a basic course - he obviously does not know how DNS works at all. You do publish the IP, or you do not get reached. Period.

Cloudflare (or a similar proxy service) is the only possible good solution - and their free plan is IMHO pretty identical with "no solution at all", so "expensive" is really not applicable for any logic. There are better offers in the paid plan, but a proxy primarily is a proxy.

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