A free online pingtest. Ping simultaneously from 14 locations.
Ping is a utility used to send out ICMP packets to an address to see how fast the response is (and if one even exists). Ping is important when it comes to website latency as it corresponds with the delay time (in milliseconds) for how long it takes the data to travel across the internet, to its destination address, and then back to you. A faster ping means a more responsive connection.
Ping times, also referred to as website latency, can be reduced using a few different techniques as described below.