Before you run Ping and Traceroute tests, it’s helpful to know what each test does.
- Ping Test - Running a ping test can help you determine if a website is slow because of a connection issue.
- Traceroute Test - A traceroute test can help you to determine where in the connection there is a slow down.
In the examples below, we will be running a ping and traceroute test on posiblehost.com. Please replace posiblehost.com with your actual domain name or the website that you want to test. After running the tests, please read the last section of this article with information on how to interpret the results of your tests.
Windows Ping & Traceroute Testing (PC)
If you are on a Windows computer:
Click your START menu and choose run
Type cmd and click OK
Type: ping yourdomain.com and hit enter
When it is done, type tracert yourdomain.com and hit enter.
How to Analyze the Results of Your Ping & Traceroute Tests
A number of factors will contribute to the speed between your computer and a web server. They include:
Your computer’s health
Your ISP (internet service provider) connection
The number of network hops between your ISP and our servers
The amount of traffic any servers are currently having
If you see any test results return anything over 200 ms, then you might want to look into where the delays are on your network.