Ping - Messures the time it takes for packages to reach host

Ping measures the round-trip time for a network package sent from the originating host (our webserver) to a destination computer/server that are echoed back to the source.

Commandline - Ping from the shell / prompt

Its very easy to do a ping yourself from your own computer. First step is to start the shell, in windows its called command line and in unix or OSX its often referred to the shell

Example of how to do a ping manually:

ping viewdns.com




The results looks like this:

PING results for website.com (104.28.5.240)
64 bytes from 104.28.5.240: icmp_seq=1 ttl=58 time=12.1 ms
64 bytes from 104.28.5.240: icmp_seq=1 ttl=58 time=12.0 ms
64 bytes from 104.28.5.240: icmp_seq=1 ttl=58 time=12.0 ms
64 bytes from 104.28.5.240: icmp_seq=1 ttl=58 time=12.3 ms
64 bytes from 104.28.5.240: icmp_seq=1 ttl=58 time=12.1 ms
64 bytes from 104.28.5.240: icmp_seq=1 ttl=58 time=12.2 ms
64 bytes from 104.28.5.240: icmp_seq=1 ttl=58 time=12.3 ms
64 bytes from 104.28.5.240: icmp_seq=1 ttl=58 time=12.1 ms
64 bytes from 104.28.5.240: icmp_seq=1 ttl=58 time=12.1 ms
64 bytes from 104.28.5.240: icmp_seq=1 ttl=58 time=12.2 ms                        



Example of how to ping google:
Example of how to ping google