View Full Version : How can I check is my website is up?

10-06-2007, 04:05 AM
I need some way of checking to see if my website is up and if other people can get to it. I can always get to it because the server is on my computer. But how can I make sure other people will be able to get to it before I start linking people to it?

10-06-2007, 04:09 AM
go to the library and try to get to your site? ask a friend if he can get to it?

10-06-2007, 04:11 AM
I can't go to a library right now and I don't have any friends.

10-06-2007, 04:55 AM
Try posting the url to your website?

10-06-2007, 04:56 AM
Ok but it's stupid and it's really only meant for a certain group of people. So don't laugh. (Assuming you can even get to it.) It's

10-06-2007, 05:09 AM
You could also find a web proxy server and request the url through the proxy.

10-06-2007, 07:56 PM
Ask the people who you intend to view it to look at it on their computers.

10-07-2007, 03:12 AM
Have a friend put an image on their website that is an absolute reference to
a file on your website ... example:

Pretend your site is called www.digger.com, and you have an image
stored on your website called /images/test.jpg

Your friend would put this somewhere on their website:
<img src="http://www.digger.com/images/test.jpg">

If you viewed their website and the image was there, your site
would be active and available. If your server was down, the image
would be a box with an 'x' in it.


Digger ...
I see you're a regular on this forum.
If you PM me with your URL, I can create a special secret
page on my website that "pings" your URL and displays an
"active" (or "not active") message.

Using PHP scripting.