How do I use traceroute?
Traceroute is a tool used for diagnosing network-related issues. It does this by displaying the route to the destination specified - a domain name or an IP address - and records how long it takes packets to reach that destination. Occasionally we may ask you to perform a traceroute. Here's how to do it on our 3 hosting platforms:
- Click 'Start'
- Type in Run and then click on the icon that appears (a box should open)
- Type cmd and then press OK to open command prompt
- In the window that appears, type in: tracert yourdomain.com (or the IP address depending on the issue) and then press 'Enter'.
- Browse to Applications -> Utilities -> Terminal
- Then type traceroute followed by a space and then a website or IP address you need to diagnose, i.e. traceroute yourdomain.com then press 'Enter'.
- Open a Terminal window
- Type: traceroute yourdomain.com (or replace 'yourdomain.com' with an IP address if requested to do so)