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QUESTION
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How do I ping a web site address?

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ANSWER
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In Microsoft Windows:

Start button, Run, type COMMAND, click [OK]
A black window titled Command Prompt should open
At the prompt type the following:
PING WEBSITENAME

(replace WEBSITENAME with your domain name)

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In Macintosh OS X:

Launch Terminal (open Spotlight by pressing Command + Space bar, and type Terminal)
A small window should open
At the prompt type the following:
PING WEBSITENAME  

(replace WEBSITENAME with your domain name) 


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