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:
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
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 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.
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
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.
IsUp.Me is another version of Down For Everyone Or Just Me, everything are same, except the domain.
6. 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
On the Down Or Is It Just Me website, you can see if a site is really down or not by entering its domain.
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
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, DOJ.me (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.