I wanted to see how my site would respond to a request if the hostname is in capital letters instead of the usual lower-case. I tried doing that on FireFox and Chrome, but they automatically convert the hostname to lower-case letters. Then I tried using wget on terminal, but it too convert the request to lower-case. Is there any way I can test this?


You could use --header option of wget.

wget --header 'Host: EXAMPLE.COM' http://example.com

with --debug you could see actual request

wget --debug --header 'Host: EXAMPLE.COM' http://example.com


---request begin---
GET / HTTP/1.1
User-Agent: Wget/1.13.4 (linux-gnu)
Accept: */*
Connection: Keep-Alive

---request end---

But actually it's useless unless you use some custom web server. All modern web servers take care of converting hostname to lowercase.

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    Please use proper example domains rather than referencing commercial entities. – TRiG Apr 30 '14 at 12:23
  • @TRiG replaced with example.com – Alexey Ten Apr 30 '14 at 12:26

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