Traceroute, whois, ping, and dig

The traceroute, whois, ping, and dig tools are very informative. There are many ways to run the commands, but here are the easiest.

The traceroute is a computer network diagnostic tool for displaying the route (path) and measuring transit delays of packets across an Internet Protocol (IP) network.

What you should look for on whois is that the name servers are pointed to us, and that they were not changed in the past 48 hours.

ping seems to merely show you the last IP from the traceroute, but you still need a separate ping test in some cases.

The dig will show under Answer Records. This shows the information from the DNS zones. This information is much more advanced, so don't worry about it.

Important Note: These tools are great for checking our servers, but they will not indicate anything about your connection if you use a website utility like If we need to test your connection to our 1FreeHosting servers, then please run the tests directly from your desktop. Ok, how? In Windows go to Run and type cmd. Press OK. Type tracert (replace with your actual domain) and hit Enter. Then typeping domain.comand hit Enter. Right-click the black window and choose "Select All". Press Ctrl+C and then paste the results into an support ticket at

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