November 8, 2019
4 min Read
November 8, 2019
4 min Read
As a website owner, you must constantly monitor its uptime to make sure that the site is online.
However, In some cases, you may face situations when people in some particular places are unable to visit the website because of some technical problems — like server maintenance or DNS changes. Thus, you may have to regularly check whether your site is accessible worldwide or not.
In this tutorial, we will learn a few different methods of how to check if a website is really working and available worldwide.
The www.websiteplanet.com provides a straightforward online checking by informing whether your site is up or not.
All you need to do is following these simple steps:
And this is what you will see if your website is down:
Host-tracker.com gives a lot more information compared to www.websiteplanet.com. This site allows you to check the page speed, https, ping, trace, port, health, security, etc.
In addition, this tool can also be used to monitor a website in real-time. It will give you automated notifications if your website goes down. However, to enjoy this feature, you need to register yourself for a free trial or paying $9.92 to $74.92/year.
If you are not interested, you can still use this site to check your site status for free. Here is what you need to do:
As we can see, the table provides such informative details. However, since the purpose of this tutorial is to find out is the website online or not. We only need to pay attention to the first line of the Status column.
If you see results similar to these, your website is online. You should ignore one or two fails because the connection may have been interrupted due to other reasons. If the majority of checks are Good, then you can be sure that your website is online.
www.site24x7.com allows you to check your site availability from more than 60 different locations, including China, Barcelona, London, New York, and Sydney.
Aside from checking your site online status, this tool also gives you clear information about the DNS resolve time, connect time, first-byte time, last-byte time, and the total response time.
Here are the steps to checking your site online status using this tool:
Incloak.com offers a unique way to check your site status by utilizing a proxy server to redirect your website to different locations and verify its status.
As you may have known, opening a website through a proxy server can make sure that the website is available at another location.
This is possible because the connection will first reach a proxy server located in a completely different part of the world, then the server will send a request to the website which will then be displayed on your screen.
Here is how you do a reliable online check status by using the above scheme:
Note that your code is only valid for 24 hours. After that, you need to get a new code by registering a different email or getting the premium plans that cost $8/month, $24/half-year, or $36/year.
You have learned how to check if a website is working worldwide. Now, let’s do a quick recap.
Firstly, you can use www.websiteplanet.com to get a quick result of your site online status. However, if you wish for a more detailed result, you can use www.host-tracker.com that allows you to test the page speed results, general http page, advance ICMP check, etc.
Secondly, try using www.site24x7.com to check your site availability from more than 60 locations. Nevertheless, if you need to perform the test from one specific location, try utilizing www.incloak.com proxy server by getting its free trial code or purchase the paid plan.
Finally, you can combine all of these methods to get the most accurate result of whether your site is available worldwide or not. Good luck!
June 27, 2019
Hi Linas. That's a great guide! One additional tool I would add to the list is https://www.website-down.com/ which checks a website simultaneously from 3 different continents. That way you can learn if the website is really unavailable - or only having some local problems. Cheers!