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Pinging is a way to tell if a computer is responding on the network. It also can be used to tell which IP address your website lives on.

When you ping a computer, you need to know either the direct IP or domain name.

To perform a ping in Linux-
From the command line type:

 ping yourdomain.com and press the enter/return key


To perform a ping in Mac-
Use the program macping or you should be able to use the terminal program and type:

 ping yourdomain.com then press the enter/return key


To perform a ping in Windows-
Go to the "run" program from the start menu. type "cmd" and a black screen will appear. Type in:

 ping yourdomain.com then press the enter/return key.


"yourdomain.com" is of course an example and you will replace this with your actual target domain.

The result should be an IP address and some other useful data.