Online WGET Tool

About a year ago I came across a page that my browser flagged as malicious. I wanted to look at the source but my browser would not allow it. The solution is to run WGET on the page in order to view the source without executing it.


I did not have a WGET utility on my computer and did not feel like downloading it just for one use. So I googled “online wget tool” and there was nothing. Just links to the WGET application.

I had just started learning PHP and LAMP stack at the time so I decided to make my own online WGET utility. Here is what I came up with: Online WGET Tool. The tool allows you to enter a URL and see the HTML code without rendering it.

The page sat around for a while – I have used it a couple times over the past year. It has also come in handy as a limited proxy server several times.

Recently, the page was indexed by search engines and has started getting traffic. The tool is free to use and as long as my server does not get overwhelmed it will stay that way.