Top 10 Websites For You To Check If A Site Is Down Or Blocked

If you are in China, you can’t visit this blog without an anti-censorship tool, since the damn Chinese government has blocked it.

Besides Free Nuts, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and many other famous websites are also blocked in China, and besides China, Bangladesh, Iran, Pakistan and some other countries also like to block websites.

When visiting a blocked site, you may meet an error like the following:

Down or Blocked

The above error will also happen when the site is down, so how to check if a site is really down or just blocked in your area? You can check out the following top 10 websites:

1. Just Ping

Just Ping

The Just Ping website will ping the domain you enter from 50 locations around the world, unless there is no "Okey" in the result, your site is blocked in that location where the result is "Packets lost (100%)".

But the results are different every time I checked, so that you’d better check more than one time.

2. Watch Mouse

Watch Mouse

Watch Mouse can ping your site from 30 stations worldwide, and tell you if the site is down or blocked in the same way as Just Ping does.

3. HostTracker


The HostTracker website is down now, but during yesterday’s test, it can check any site you enter from tens of different locations around the world.

While the above 3 websites will show you from where they check your site, the following 7 won’t, but their results are also correct during my test:

4. Down For Everyone Or Just Me

Down For Everyone Or Just Me

On the Down For Everyone Or Just Me website, enter any domain you want to check, then you can see if the domain’s site is down for everyone or just you.

5. IsUp.Me


IsUp.Me is another version of Down For Everyone Or Just Me, everything are same, except the domain.

6. Down Or Not

Down Or Not

Enter a site’s domain, press the Return key, then Down Or Not will show you if the site is down or not. And you can also pick up a site listed to check if it is down or blocked.

7. Down Or Is It Just Me

Down Or Is It Just Me

On the Down Or Is It Just Me website, you can see if a site is really down or not by entering its domain.

8. Checksite.Us


Enter the domain of the site you want to check, then Checksite.Us will show you if they can access the site.

9. Up Or Down

Up Or Down

The design of the Up Or Down website is simple, you enter a site, then it will show you if it is up or down.



As the name, (short for Down Or Just Me) will show you if the site you want to check is down or not.

If a site is up according to the above 10 websites, but you can’t visit it, then the site is blocked in your area.

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  1. Posted October 26, 2011 at 6:40 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for sharing these site.. it is a really helpful for every blogger..

  2. Naima Martin
    Posted January 25, 2012 at 8:53 am | Permalink
  3. ChrisLim2888
    Posted July 16, 2012 at 8:56 am | Permalink

    Here is another one:
    Allowing you to check the status from multiple locations (countries)

  4. Posted December 24, 2012 at 12:09 pm | Permalink

    Down Or Not and Up Or Down were NOT available any more.

  5. Smowtion
    Posted January 17, 2013 at 10:33 pm | Permalink is UP and reachable.The website is probably down just for you…
    check from here

  6. Smowtion
    Posted February 18, 2013 at 4:05 am | Permalink
  7. mathieukempe
    Posted May 6, 2013 at 8:16 am | Permalink

    The one I like is