Thursday, August 27, 2009

2 Great Tools to Check Global Accessibility to Your Website

Would you like to know how long it takes for your customers/readers across the world to reach your website? Any techie would know that you can use the ping tool from your machine. But how do you reach the four corners of the world to do the ping test?


It is a web tool that pings your website from all around the world, in fact, from 38 locations around the world at the time of this writing.

Next is the , again from the same people.

This has remote terminals across the world and allows you to see the route from the machine to your website. This is particularly useful to debug latency problems, and also DNS problems.

Both tools will give you a glimpse into the performance of your website as seen by your customers. Of course, network latency is only part of the total performance, but it is an important one and cannot be ignored.

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