We've all been there. You are trying to access a web site but it's not responding quite the way it should. Maybe it's your own site, or someone else's. The problem is the same.
Wouldn't it be useful if you could test access to that site from somewhere other than your own PC? And even better, it would be good if you could do it for free, right?
Check out https://tools.keycdn.com/speed for a really neat tool. Enter the URL you're trying to reach, and choose from 1 of 14 locations (London, Paris, Sydney, New York and more). The service will try to connect to that site and will show you a screen shot if it works. It'll also show you a full "waterfall diagram", to indicate any problems with the page such as errors or delays.
So next time you need to know "is it just me?", now you know how to find out for sure. And if you don't need the full data, but simply want to check whether the site is available or not, use https://tools.keycdn.com/performance to check from all 14 locations at once.
Two for the price of one!
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