These days you hear a lot about torrent sites going offline for indefinite periods of time – several days ago SceneAccess (SCC) was down for around 24 hours and today another popular tracker TorrentLeech too suffered from prolonged downtime. One thing we have noticed when a popular tracker suddenly goes down is the increased number of E-Mails and comments posted by site’s users. Such responses are usually something similar to “what's up with [tracker name]? Is it down for you too?”. With the help of the sites posted below, you will no longer need to wait for others to verify this information for you.

1. DownForEveryoneOrJustMe (DFEOJM)

down for everyone or just me

All you have to do is to visit http://www.downforeveryoneorjustme.com and type in the web address of the site you want to check. If the site’s servers are offline, DFEOJM will let you know. If the service is able to access the site, this too will be communicated to you. If DFEOKM is able to access a site and you cannot, there may be something wrong at your end (note – this is just a possibility) .

2. IsThatSiteDown?

is that site down

http://isthatsitedown.com/ is another service similar to DownForEveryOneOrJustMe. This too lets you check if a site is really offline. Just like in the previous case, make sure you have no problems at your end if this service is able to reach a site that you cannot.  

Although we wrote this article with BitTorrent trackers in mind, basically any site on the internet can be tested using the two services mentioned above. Note that none of these services check the functionality of a web site. They merely ping the site’s host through their servers.


7 Comments

  1. Yehhanyos // 3/26/2009 01:01:00 AM  

    Thanks for the article :) I was just browsing this site while you were posting your article http://host-tracker.com/

    It does the same task!! and it checks from several locations.

  2. D // 3/26/2009 01:50:00 AM  

    Both of these sites say TL is up.

    lol

    Still down for me. anyone else?

  3. Martin // 3/26/2009 03:05:00 AM  

    Still down for me! haha

  4. Jaap // 3/26/2009 03:34:00 AM  

    as above; both say TL is up, when it is most definitely down. Useless!

  5. Deeran // 3/26/2009 04:20:00 AM  

    What is wrong with you guys?
    If you go to the TL site, you get "We are experiencing downtime several hours now, due to a serious malfunction to our's ISP network equipment. We have been told that the repair is almost finished and that we should be online shortly. Please be patient, and we apologize for any inconvinience caused."

    They are hosting that message, therefore, the site is technically up.

  6. Lightning_Struck_Tower // 3/26/2009 05:20:00 AM  
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  7. Lightning_Struck_Tower // 3/26/2009 05:34:00 AM  

    Regarding TL and the sites mentioned:

    As mentioned in the article, the result of the services are purely based on pinging the other site's server. TL have set up a temporary page to display downtime information - the service can ping this page it's good enough for it to claim the site is up.