Tracking Web Site Speed

Taking too much time to access your favorite sites? The problem may be on the server used by those sites. To see if that is the problem, you can use the Windows Ping utility. Ping is a small program which sends a 32-bit signal to the web site server. Next, Ping records the time needed by the server to answer it. To activate Ping, Click on the Start button then select Run. Type in 'Command' and press OK. In the MS-DOS window, type in 'PING (site Name)' and hit Enter. For example, to ping Yahoo, type in 'PING'. A result of less than 300ms is normal speed while a result more than 400ms is slow.