Latency test of an IP address allows to control the quality of the network connection, the key evaluation criteria of which are speed and stability. Moreover, you can ping any Host (network node): a physical computer or a virtual host in TCP/IP networks. Our service allows to check the quality of the communication node by IP address (including your home or office computer) or by domain name (test of a site located on a remote server).
Why to ping an IP address?
Ping of IP address allows to check the quality of the network connection.
The test shows:
- amount of sent and received data (in bytes);
- delay time between request and response (in ms);
- data packet loss rate (in% from 0 to 100).
Using these parameters, it is fairly accurately to assess the speed and stability of the signal along the client-server route, the congestion of data channels and intermediate links (physical network devices: routers, conventional and proxy servers, and other nodes in the network of fiber-optic cables, which are the global Internet network).
Requests are sent over the network protocol ICMP is in the TCP/IP protocol stack (set). If there is no response (100% packet loss or Host seems down), then one of the intermediate nodes or the destination server ignores/blocks the pings.
A very important point is the proxy ping. Since the proxy server in most cases is needed for work (keys parsing, working with various platforms and applications, for collecting data from search engines) or for a comfortable network game, the user wants to get a good speed and stable connection without “brakes and freezes”. IP ping allows to test and control the connection speed through a proxy.
Pinging an IP address or a host makes it possible to know:
- data transmission rate over the communication channel (including with an intermediate proxy server);
- quality of the communication channel in a TCP/IP network (data will be accurate only if ICMP protocol is not blocked and has a sufficiently high priority);
- IP address and geolocation of the physical site server by domain name (or domain by IP, if there is one site at the address);
- operability of a remote host (for example, the server on which there is located a hosting);
- availability of a remote server (including when changing and configuring DNS);
- presence of a domain name blocking (sometimes a firewall may blacklist an IP address due to a false alarm;
- the domain may also be blocked by a local or regional provider).
IP ping test is a convenient tool for assessing the quality of communication, as well as the main diagnostic tool for the Internet and local networks.