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:
and then the domain name that you want to ping. For example, to ping this website you would enter:
so it would display:
Then press ENTER on your keyboard.