How to ping a website
Pinging your website or another website can help resolve problems with the website, such as it running slow or not loading at all. It is also useful for testing web hosting to see how fast the server responds… a fast server will be better for hosting your website!
You can ping it to see if it is a problem with your server, or if there is a problem somewhere in the internet as the connection travels from your computer's internet access through to the domain or IP address in question.
- Here is how to Ping in Windows.
- Click start, then Run.
- Enter “cmd” into the window that opens.
- At the command line type “ping www.thewebsite.com” or simply the website or servers IP if you have it.
- Some results will pass through the window.
- It will tell you if there were any packets lost in the transfer (0% loss is what you want to see).
- You will also get a speed rating in milli-seconds… the lower the number the better. Anything under about 60 is great. Higher than 100 would be considered bad.
- To exit the window simply type “exit” or close the window using the close button at the top right.
Image showing the results in step 5