Every now and then we need to quickly check if a web server is still responding or check the IP address of the server a website is sitting on. One of the quickest ways to check this, is by pinging the domain name and the server it is hosted on. It is a bit like a ship or submarine sending out a sonar signal.
How do you ping a website on MAC?
When you ping a server, it will normally echo back the same packet of data that was sent to it, which means your computer can measure the round trip, if any of the data was lost and the IP address of the server that returned it.
On Mac OS X:
Open up terminal
Launchpad > type Terminal > click Terminal application
In the terminal window type:
This should return something like this:
When you have the data you need press ctrl + c to stop the ping requests.
On Windows the ping command sends 4 requests then stops on Mac it continues to ping until stopped using ctrl + c or the Terminal window is closed.