How to Check if Website is Working Worldwide
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How to Check if Website is Working Worldwide

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.

Method 1 — Checking with websiteplanet.com

The www.websiteplanet.com provides a straightforward online checking by informing whether your site is up or not.

websiteplanet is an online tool to check your site availability

All you need to do is following these simple steps:

  1. Open websiteplanet.com in your browser.
  2. Fill the address (URL) of the website you want to check and simply click ENTER on your keyboard or click the Check button on the website.
  3. You will be provided with an answer to whether the website is up or not.
  4. This is what you will see if the website is up:

here is what you see if the website is up and running.

And this is what you will see if your website is down:

Here is what you see when a website is down.

Method 2 — Checking with host-tracker.com

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.

host-tracker.com provides a detailed report of your website status.

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:

  1. Open host-tracker.com in your browser.
  2. Scroll down until you see a Check Site column.
  3. In default, the website aims to check the page speed. However, since we want to know whether your site is available worldwide, you must choose the ping tab.
    Choose ping tab to check your site status.
  4. Fill in the information required — your website URL and the test location. Choose All World in the location tab if you want to check your site status around the globe, then click CHECK.
  5. Please wait for a little while until the tool checks the website and the information is fully loaded. Here is an example of the ping test result of www.hostinger.com:
    Here is the result of Hostinger ping test.

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.

Method 3 — Checking with site24x7.com

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.

site24x7 will check your site from more than 60 locations around the globe.

Here are the steps to checking your site online status using this tool:

  1. Open site24x7.com in your browser. You should instantly see a field where you can enter a website URL. Fill the address (URL) of your website and click Test Now.
  2. Wait for a bit until the tool checks the website and information is gathered. After that, You should see a graph and a table with additional details.
  3. You will know that the website is online worldwide if Status for each location is OK. Here is the example of Hostinger test result:
    Here is the test result of Hostinger website.
  4. Alternatively, if the website is down, you would see Host Unavailable messages in the IP column and dash symbols in the Status column:
    Here is what you get when a site is down.

Method 4 — Checking with incloak.com Proxy Server

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:

  1. Open incloak.com in your browser, choose the VPN tab, then click Try it for free.
    Click on try it for free to get free login code.
  2. On the next screen, enter a valid email address, then click Send me code. This way, you will receive a free VPN login code in your mailbox (you will use it later).
    Enter a valid email address to get free code.
  3. Now, install the software by clicking on VPN for Windows. Alternatively, you can also install the Mac, Linux, or Android version of the software. Choose it according to your device operating system.
    Choose your operating system.
  4. Follow the installation process. Once finished, open the HideMy.name VPN program on your computer and enter the code you have received in your email.
    Enter the code you get from the email to the login box.
  5. Now, you can choose a specific country to test your website connection. For example, we use this software to check whether the Hostinger site is online in Tanglin, Singapore.
    This shows that Hostinger is up and running is Tanglin, Singapore.
  6. If you cannot access your site after changing your server location, it means that your site is down in that specific location. Try checking from different locations to make sure your site is available worldwide.

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.

Conclusion

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!

The Author

Author

Linas L. / @linas

Linas started as a customer success agent and is now a full-stack web developer at Hostinger. He is passionate about making a positive impact on people by utilizing user-driven development techniques. As much as he enjoys coding and changing the world, he secretly dreams of becoming a rock star.

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Brandon Line Reply

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!

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