Ping IP/Hostname


What is Ping?

Ping is a utility used to send out ICMP packets to an address to see how fast the response is (and if one even exists). Ping is important when it comes to website latency as it corresponds with the delay time (in milliseconds) for how long it takes the data to travel across the internet, to its destination address, and then back to you. A faster ping means a more responsive connection.


Ping Test FAQ

How Can I Improve My Ping Times?

Ping times, also referred to as website latency, can be reduced using a few different techniques as described below.

  • Reducing number of HTTP requests
  • Add Expires or Cache-Control Header
  • Gzip Components
  • Utilize a CDN to reduce website latency by caching website assets on global edge servers (POPs)
  • Take advantage of HTTP/2 by minimizing the amount of round trips from the sender to the receiver and with parallelized transfers

How to use ping on your device?

You can also use ping command from your (Linux, Windows & MAC) device from terminal/CMD by simply typing ping {address}
It's also recommended to specify how many packets to send by using the flag -w {number of packets} so the final command is ping -c 4 {address}.
It's also recommended to specify whether you ping an IPv4 or IPv6 network by adding -4 flag for IPv4 or -6 flag for IPv6. This makes the final command like ping -4 -w 4 {address}

Important Network Tools


MTR

One of the best network diagnosing tools that combines the power of ping and traceroute.

MTR Tool
Ping

Ping is a tool that sends out ICMP packets to an address to see how fast the response is.

Ping Now


Important DNS Tools


DIG User Interface

dig is a network administration command-line tool for querying the Domain Name System. MyIPTools created a User Interface of dig to simplify DNS querying for all users.

Use dig
PTR lookup

A DNS pointer record (PTR for short) provides the domain name associated with an IP address

PTR Lookup
MX Lookup

Look for MX record of a Domain name to know where the Emails should go.

MX Lookup

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