Is a given website down or not?
Your favorite website doesn’t want to load. Is the given website down? Or is there a temporary problem with your network provider?
Try the website http://www.downornot.com/. Normally they check your site from three random stations around the world. If 2 or more stations find an error or do not get response within 4 seconds, the site is considered to be “down”.
Tip: on the main page of Down Or Not, there is a cloud with the most popular searches. Check out the cloud to find out what’s hot today…
Some alternative methods:
HOST is the site you want to check. However, these two methods are not too reliable for checking if a website is up. I just checked a site that was definitely up, but both ping and traceroute failed to reach it.