Using the Internet can work out to be a great book but there are times when it isn’t – when you connection is down, of course. While there are easy fixes that one can opt for, there are other times when it isn’t and where access to your favorite sites is completely shut off.
There are only two scenarios that can result from such a situation: either the problem is with the site or your internet connection.
So, in order to figure out whether the problem is with you or the site, here’s what you can do:
#1: Use isup.me
One of the simplest things that you can do is visit a site: http//isup.me to check whether a site is truly down or is it because of your internet connection. Enter the address of the site you want to check and hit the Enter key. In a few seconds, you’ll find out whether the site is down and the problem is happening only with ‘just you’ or it’s ‘not just you’.
#2: Use the command line program Ping
Another way to check this is by using the command line program Ping. All you have to do is open the command line and type “ping www.facebook.com” if you are checking for whether Facebook is up or not. Enter any other site’s address in place of Facebook here to do the same. Enter the “www” and hit the Enter key. If you see four lines with “Reply from…”, then the site is working. If you see the message“Request timed out”, then the site is down. Also, remember that some sites refuse pings with a couple of examples being Amazon and PCWorld.