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How to Do a Traceroute

A traceroute is a tracking of a packet (given) on the network. It starts from your computer to go on your Internet network of your provider, then on the PlanetHoster network and finally on your hosting.

This article explains how to send a traceroute to our technical team, as they may sometimes ask you for it in order to analyze the source of a problem.

The PlanetHoster Glossary contains explanations on multiple topics and can be consulted to clarify certain terms.

Step 1 — Run the Command in a Terminal

The procedure differs slightly for Windows, Mac and Linux.

Windows

Open a command terminal: Start => Program => Accessories => Command Terminal.

In Windows 10, just search Command Prompt (CMD) in Cortana Search.

Run the following command:

tracert yourdomainname.com

Mac

Type Applications => Utilities => Terminal or Spotlight => Terminal.

Run the following command:

traceroute yourdomainname.com

Linux

Run the following command on a command terminal:

traceroute yourdomainname.com

Step 2- Send the Information to PlanetHoster

Copy and paste the information in a PlanetHoster ticket.

If you have a specific version of Windows, Mac or Linux and the commands do not work, you can tell us. We will send you other commands to perform.

Updated on 16 January 2023

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