How to Check if Website is Working Worldwide

Websites have become a really important part of everyday life. They allow people to check necessary information, interact with others, or share their own thoughts without the need to leave their home. More and more individuals are hosting their personal, business websites throughout a variety of hosting providers.

When you own a website, it is a must to monitor the uptime and make sure it is available worldwide. In some rare cases, there can even be situations when some people are unable to visit the website, when, really, it is online.

In this tutorial, we will learn how to check if a website is really working and how to make sure it is available worldwide.

A few different methods will be provided. Choose the one you like most or use all of them to be completely sure about whether the website is up or not.

What you’ll need

Before you begin this guide you’ll need the following:

  • A stable internet connection.
  • URL of a website you want to check.

Method 1 — Checking with

This method is really simple. The website we will use provides a straightforward answer: Your website is up or it is not.

  1. Open in your browser. You will see this:
    Website Planet Checker
  2. Fill the address (URL) of the website you want to check and simply click ENTER on your keyboard or click Check button on the website:
  3. You should now be provided with an answer whether the website is up or not.
    • This is what you will see if the website is up:
      Website planet up
    • And if the website is not working, the website will tell you that it is down:
      Website planet down

Method 2 — Checking with

This tool is a little bit more advanced compared to the previous one. It provides a lot more information. In addition, this tool allows you to receive automated notifications if your website goes down.

  1. Open in your browser.
  2. You should now be able to fill site URL in the upper right corner of the screen:
    host-tracker url field location
  3. Fill the address (URL) of the website you want to check in the empty field and click Check.

    IMPORTANT! Http radio button must be checked before proceeding.
    host-tracker check button

  4. Please wait for a little while until the tool checks the website and information is fully loaded.
    host-tracker loading
  5. When the page fully loads you should see a table with results from various locations. The table provides some informative details, however, the purpose of this tutorial is to find out is the website online or not. We are interested in the first line of the Status column.
    host-tracker loading
    If you see results similar to these, your website is online. You should ignore 1 or a few fails because the connection may have been interrupted due to other reasons. If the majority of checks are OK, then you can be sure that your website is online.

Method 3 — Checking with

This method is easy to use and informative, so it should suit both a novice user and a professional.

  1. Open in your browser. You should instantly see a field where you can enter a website URL.
    site24x7 website
  2. Fill the address (URL) of the website you want to check and click Test Now.
    site24x7 button location
  3. Wait for a bit until the tool checks the website and information is gathered.
  4. You should now see a graph and a table with additional details below. You will know that the website you just checked is online worldwide if Status for each location is OK.
    site24x7 successAlternatively, if the website is down, you would see Host Unavailable messages in IP column and a dash symbol in Status column:
    site24x7 failure

Method 4 — Checking website through proxy

This method differs from previous ones because with it we will be able to see the website with our own eyes.

You may wonder, what a proxy is? When you use a proxy server to visit a website, the website will not be reached directly from your computer. The connection will first reach a proxy server located in a completely different part of the world, then this server will send a request to the website which will then be displayed on your screen.

Basically, when you use a proxy you can make sure that a website is available at another location.

There are various proxy providers, but in this tutorial, we will use

  1. Open in your browser.
  2. Scroll down until you see an empty field for your website address (URL).
    incloak page
  3. Fill the URL of the website you want to check and click HIDE ME.
    incloak button location
  4. A new tab or a new window will open (depending on your browser) and a website you requested will start loading. If it loads fine, this means that your website is up, otherwise, you can declare your website down if it still doesn’t load after multiple tries.


You have learned how to check if a website is working (available to load worldwide). You can combine all of these methods to gather the most information and to be completely sure about the status of your website.

About the author

Linas L.

Linas started as a customer success agent and is now a full-stack web developer at Hostinger. He is passionate about making a positive impact on people by utilizing user-driven development techniques. As much as he enjoys coding and changing the world, he secretly dreams of becoming a rock star.

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  • Hi Linas.

    That’s a great guide!

    One additional tool I would add to the list is which checks a website simultaneously from 3 different continents. That way you can learn if the website is really unavailable – or only having some local problems.


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