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Is It The Website Or My Connection?

Wednesday, February 6th, 2013 by | Filed Under: Cool Sites, System Tune-Up Help, Using The Internet
 
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What do you do when a website won’t connect? Do you pull your hair out? Reset your router? Call your Internet company? Reboot your PC? You can’t figure out what it could be because you don’t know if the problem is on your end or the website’s end.

The fantastic site Downforeveryoneorjustme.com (or isup.me for short) will tell you if it’s a problem on your side or if it’s also not accessible from their servers. How does it work? Simply type in the address you want to see if it’s working and click “or just me” and you’ll be told if it’s just you or if it’s down for everyone.

Now that you know if it’s you or everyone, you can make the proper decision on how to fix it. If it’s just you, it’s always a good idea to start by rebooting your computer then restarting your router (unplug the router for 30 seconds, plug it back in and wait three to four minutes for it to reset.) If that does not work, you can move on to contacting your internet provider to see if there is an outage.

If it’s down for everyone, the best thing to do is wait it out. The company hosting the website may be down or experiencing technical difficulties.

-TimĀ 

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2 Responses to “Is It The Website Or My Connection?”

  1. Gregory Martin says:

    Thank you. Before, I would use a remote pinging site. The problem with that is ping can work but http can still be down. This is much easier.

  2. Mark says:

    Nice tip, thanks.

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