How do I run a Traceroute?
The following article explains how to perform a traceroute for your site. A traceroute records the amount of time it takes a webpage to load on your local machine. It traces the path taken from your local machine to our server, which can be a web server, mail server, or SQL server.
To perform a traceroute on a Windows machine, please follow these steps:
- On your local machine, open a command prompt.
- Within the prompt, type tracert yourdomain > tracert.txt.
- Email the tracert.txt file to email@example.com
The text file will contain the results of your traceroute. You can run the command using your domain name or your IP address.
To perform a traceroute on a Mac, please follow these steps:
- On your local machine, double click the hard drive icon.
- Open the Applications folder.
- Open the Utilities folder.
- Open Network Utility.
- Select the Traceroute tab.
- Enter the domain name or IP address of your website and click Trace.
- Copy the results and email them to firstname.lastname@example.org