Http-Ping a utility to ping your site
Ping is a common utility used to test the reachability of a host on an Internet Protocol (IP) network and to measure the round-trip time for messages sent from the originating host to a destination computer.
http-ping is a small, free, easy-to-use Windows command line utility that probes a given URL and displays relevant statistics. It is similar to the popular ping utility, but works over HTTP/S instead of ICMP, and with a URL instead of a computer name/IP address. http-ping supports IPv6 addresses.
For each request, http-ping displays: The HTTP return code (and its brief textual description) The number of bytes returned by the server (excluding headers) The time taken to complete the request (i.e. round-trip time) A summary of all the requests is presented upon completion.
Command-Line Options http-ping offers a rich set of command line options which can be seen by running “http-ping.exe /?” from a DOS prompt:
http-ping [-t] [-n count] [-i interval] [-f file-name] [-s] [-v] [-q] [-c] [-r] [-w timeout] [-p] [-d] [-o data | -of file-name] [-ua user-agent] URL Where: URL The URL you wish to check. For example, http://www.kiva.org, http://126.96.36.199, or http://www.yourhost:8080. Be sure to surround an IPv6 address with square brackets. For example, http://[2a00:1450:4007:800::1014]. Options: -t Ping the specified URL until stopped. To see statistics and continue - type Control-Break; To stop - type Control-C. -n count Send 'count' requests. Supercedes -t. -i interval Wait 'interval' seconds between each request. There is a 1-second wait if this option is not specified. -f file-name Save responses to file 'file-name'. Please specify the full path, and use quotes around file names with spaces. -s Silent. Print no output. -v Verbose. Print detailed output. Supercedes -s. -q Quick. Perform HTTP HEAD requests instead of GETs. This will retrieve headers only, and bytes reported will be 0. -c Perform a full connection on each request; ignore keep-alive. -r Follow HTTP redirects. -w timeout Wait 'timeout' seconds for a response before timing out. Specify 0 to avoid timing out. If not specified, the default timeout is 30 seconds. -p Use the proxy defined in the Windows Internet settings. -d Print the date and time of each ping attempt. -o data Perform HTTP POSTs sending the given data. Please enclose the data in quotes if it contains spaces.\n" -of file-name Perform HTTP POSTs sending the contents of file 'file-name'. Please specify the full path, and use quotes if the file name contains spaces. -ua user-agent Set the User-Agent value to 'user-agent'. Please use quotes if the value contains spaces.