Test If A Website Is Down For Everyone or Just For You

By Daniel Scocco

Given the amount of people that message me on IM to check if Paypal, their blog or another website is also down for me, I suspect that not every one know this little handy tool. (Not pointing fingers, I used to harass people all the time when my websites went down as well…).

Downforeveryoneorjustme.com will basically perform a quick check to see if the website you are currently seeing down is actually down for everyone else or just for you. This is very useful because sometimes your website will appear to be down, but in reality you might be having ISP or DNS problems, and you are the only person not being able to see it. In those cases, obviously, this tool could help you not to freak out.

I am not really sure how accurate the tool is (this depends on the number of servers they are using, and on their physical distance and IP diversity), but from basic tests I performed it will report the real situation most of the times.

There you go, bookmark it, and the next time you see a website down, just paste the URL there to see what is going on.



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32 Responses to “Test If A Website Is Down For Everyone or Just For You”

  • ravi

    It’s refreshing to find a quick and easy to use tool that solves a small problem. So many sites are massive and bloated!

  • medyum

    If it finds the site, it says it’s just you. If it doesn’t find the site, it always says it “doesn’t appear to be a site on the interwho

  • Subhrajit

    Got some bad comments still I would say it’s really working…Great!!

  • Alex

    Really cool to get the result….Tx

  • Pro-Technologies Web Design

    Thanks for sharing this tool…very simple to use, but it should have some tracking info along as well to verify the credibility.

  • Walt

    Pretty stupid tool. If it finds the site, it says it’s just you. If it doesn’t find the site, it always says it “doesn’t appear to be a site on the interwho.” Yeah, I call it the “interwho” all the time myself. So do all my tech friends. And what does that mean? The site doesn’t exist? Or, it exists but the tool can’t find it? Or it exists but . . . it’s down for everyone?

  • coated

    That’s a simple, yet really handy tool…bookmarked.

  • Daniel Scocco

    @stetoscope, pray 🙂

  • leo

    Thank you for this tool.
    Very convenient and good to know!

  • stetoscope

    I did not know this site. What will we do when downforeveryoneorjustfor.com will be down ???

  • Ajay D’Souza

    I have several services monitoring my sites including siteuptime, montastic

  • Medical Transcriptionist

    Check with alertra.com. They check your site from at least nine locations, viz., London, Frankfurt, Shanghai, Sydney, Hong Kong and the rest of the locations from US. So you know whether your website is accessible from around the world or not and interestingly whether your website is blocked in China! Different IPs and servers. You get a display of the page load time too for different locations.

  • Min

    Yup, I have just tested, confirmed that my site is downed for everyone.. anyway, thanks very much Mr. Daniel for the info.

  • Dennis Edell

    Very handy indeed! You could practically sell that link on several newbie filled forums I frequent LOL

    Every other post – is “this” site down for you too? 🙂

  • Vikram

    This is mighty useful! Didnt know this existed, Excellent find Daniel!

  • Ryan McLean

    Wow I never knew something like this existed. This is a really great tool. Thanks for the heads up.

  • Mat Packer

    That’s cool, thanks for the link share.

  • Rarst

    It’s bit… plain. 🙂

    I am usually using http://network-tools.com/ for remote ping. Made custom search engine in Opera with it so I only have to type ping before non-loading site URL and enter to get ping results.

  • Ben Moreno

    Wow another good idea. This is the second great idea I have come across this morning.

  • team ray

    lol they have a websites for everything

  • Leo

    Bookmarked! thanx 😉

  • Marcos A.T. Silva

    Great tool. Thanks for sharing, Daniel. 🙂

    I have been using the proxy service Vtunnel (vtunnel.com) for this, and will test this new tool.

    Thanks!

  • Daniel Scocco

    @Jackie, thanks for the heads up, fixed those. Writing stuff in a hurry is not good 🙂 .

  • Jackie Jackson

    Please don’t mind but you need to proof read this post:

    Two typos I guess

    1.Title: Test If A Website Is Down For Everyone or Just For Your
    Shouldn’t it be ” for You”.
    2. “not every know this” – or “not everyone knows this”

    However the main thing is the tool you’ve given us, sounds great, let me check it out. take care

  • Richard

    I’ve found it’s not always reliable (sometimes says “that’s not a site on the interwho”), but really quick/easy to use. IMO just using a free proxy (or two) can be better, and allow you to reach the site also!

  • SEO Genius

    Thats a cool tool, thanks 🙂

  • Melvin

    thanks… i need this tool badly…

  • Deborah

    Daniel,

    I’ve been using Downforeveryoneorjustme.com for several months, and have found to be very reliable for the sites I manage.

    Clients have contacted me to say their website is down; checking quickly with downforeveryoneorjustme.com has shown otherwise. Glad you’ve highlighted it on your blog so more web professionals have another tool in their toolbox.

  • Dan @ PowerDosh.com

    It’s refreshing to find a quick and easy to use tool that solves a small problem. So many sites are massive and bloated!

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