Ping is a computer utility that can be used to test if a network IP address is reachable on the internet. It can be also used to check if a website is reachable.

If you are using a Windows-based computer and want to ping your website, you would first open a command prompt [ also known as a c:\ prompt] by going to the Windows search box in the lower left hand corner of your computer desktop, and  entering the word: ping. This will show you the option to click on the ‘command prompt’ icon that will then open a new screen that will show a c:\ prompt.

At the c:\ prompt enter the following:

ping www.

and then the domain name that you want to ping. For example, to ping this website you would enter:

ping www.pingyour.com

so it would display:

c:\ping www.pingyour.com

Then press ENTER on your keyboard.

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