How to Check if website is down or not

Many times while surfing some website there is a message which we face very frequently i.e. Server Not Found Check your internet connection. Now what this message mean? This message can be because of many reason like the site can be actually down for any maintenance or any up-gradation work. Or may be your local host or the service provider have any issue with that particular site.

Apart from the above reasons there is also a possibility that your computer may be affected by any virus which is prohibiting your pc to gain the direct connection to the web.

How to Check if website is down or not

So whatever may be the cause the question is; how can we know if any site is really down or it is only happen so to our pc only.

For the purpose there are several sites which claims to find the same but i have found DNS Tools very effective.

Just click on the above link given and type the url address or the IP address of the site you want to track. Before you hit enter don’t forget to click on Port 80 and Ping host option this will instantly show you the status of the website.

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5 Comments

  1. Colin says:

    Thanks for this tip. It can really save me a lot of time when surfing the web.

  2. I use this niche tool to check for connectivity issues for a particular site. Do try it 🙂
    http://www.downforeveryoneorjustme.com/
    Any amateur can use it.. its as simple as searching in Google 😀

  3. WordPress2u says:

    If you run a website and online business then you have to take care about uninterrupted functioning of your site. You may pay around 30 bucks to a local programmer who will write some short code to check back your site by ping every 3 hours and send you daily reports via email.

  4. I’ve never used DNS Tools, I always use downforeveryoneorjustme to check if website is down or not.

  5. Alessandro says:

    I have used DNS Tools for quite a while and I find it very useful.

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