Tech Tidbit: Is that website down?

How many times have you ventured forth towards a website and found it not responding?  At this point, you don’t know if the problem is your connection to the Internet or possibly the site is being blocked for some reason or it’s simply down.

There is an easy method to check if a site is currently active is by the service:  Enter the URL in question and it will let you know if it can reach it or not.  If not, then you know it’s down.  If it’s up for them and you can’t subsequently access it, then there is likely something else wrong.  If you can’t reach the service, then it’s a safe conclusion that you have a connection problem


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