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How to Ping a VPS (Linux and Windows) ?

Ping is a useful tool for checking if a server is online and responsive to outside connections.
With certain exceptions, a server will always ping when it is online and available.

To ping a VPS or other server :

Open Command Prompt on Windows, or Terminal on Mac OS X / Linux.

Enter the IP address of the remote server with the ping command:

On Windows, you can append the command as follows to ping the server indefinitely:
ping -t

A successful ping will return information about the packet size, TTL, and round-trip transmission time, ending in an MS (millisecond) value.

Unsuccessful (offline) pings will return as Destination host unreachable, Connection timed out, or something similar.

Updated on: 20/06/2022

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