How to tracert

A tracert is a test that traces the route data takes to get from one computer to another. If you are having difficulty viewing your website we may ask you to tracert a number of websites to determine where the problem is. To perform a tracert:

  1. Hold the Windows button on your keyboard and press R.
  2. A "Run" dialogue box will appear, type:


    Type cmd

  3. Click OK.
  4. A DOS prompt will appear, type:
  5. tracert WEBSITE.COM

  6. Replace WEBSITE.COM with the address or IP of the website we ask you to trace.

You can receive a number of responses and our technical support staff will be able to tell you what they mean.

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