Online Ping tool | Ping websites, host, port

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Ping is the basic and commonly used command that tests the connectivity of one system with another. To understand this concept better, consider an example of submarines.

Submarines, when submerged in water, release sound waves and then listens to the echo to determine the presence of any object and the time it takes to return the echo.

The ping command almost does the same thing. It sends an echo request, i.e. hello message, to another device to test whether that device is still operational, i.e. replying to your hello text or not.

If that device or system is operational and responds to the request message, the command will check how much time it takes to reply. The time a device takes to respond is known as RTT (Round Trip Time).

By default, ping sends four requests, but you can modify the number of requests. Moreover, you can also send ping commands continuously.

Any operating system with network administration software can use this command. It can be used with both an IP address, hostname and the website URL.

Network managers and system engineers use this simple command to test troubleshooting connectivity, devices, and networks.

What does ping a website mean?

Pinging a website refers to the act of verifying whether a particular website exists or not. To do that, type the command with the URL of the site you want to test.

Your computer will, in turn, send the echo message to that website and wait for the site's response. After getting the response, your system will show you the Round Trip Time (RTT) of the message, i.e., the time a message takes to reply. In case of no response, your system will display a “request timed out” message.

You can run this command on the terminal or command line interface. The syntax of the command is quite simple. Type the word ping followed by the IP Address, website URL or hostname and press enter.

Command syntax: ping [space] destination name

Let's suppose you want to test your device connectivity with Google. For this, you will type OR ping in the destination name, i.e. ping OR ping

The first line shows the hostname ( in our case) followed by the number of bytes sent, i.e. 32. The next four lines depict the Round Trip Time (41ms here) and the number of bytes received, i.e. how many bytes google sent back.

Bytes number less than 32 indicates the loss of packets (a unit of data). TTL (Time to Live) shows the number of routers the packet travel before discarding. By default, its value is 64.

These statistics reveal the approximate RTT, the number of packets sent, received or lost. Packet loss occurs during a connection error. The Approximate round trip time provides you with a general idea of your connection speed.

For continuous pinging, add -t (hyphen followed by t) to your command, i.e. ping -t Press Ctrl plus C to stop continuous pinging.

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Select Ping from the tools list and select the protocol from the dropdown, i.e. HTTP(s), Ping (ICMP) and Host/Port.

For the URL status, select HTTP(s), ICMP for the website and host status and Host/ Port for the particular port status. Press submit. It will generate results for you in a few seconds.

How do you ping a server or host to see if it's online?

When you suspect that the server is offline, try the ping command with the ICMP message to check the server status. ICMP stands for Internet Control Message Protocol and is one of the fundamental systems that make the internet work.

How do I ping an IP online?

To check the IP status online, type the IP address and press submit button. You cannot ping someone without knowing his IP address. This command will not find an IP address for you. To know someone's IP, you can go with software like Wireshark that obtains the IP addresses of devices around you.

How do you ping a link?

Select HTTP(s) and type the URL or link in the box. Click submit and view the link status.

How do you ping a website online?

To ping a website, select Ping(ICMP) from the protocol options and type the website/ domain name to view its link status.

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