Why do you need to ping IP address? May be because you would like to know whether the network connection is stable and up. Its used for Network Diagnostics and to find IP connectivity and this is very easy in windows.
If you are looking for the uptime of your website’s hosting server first of all you will need the IP address of the server your website is hosted on. You need to go to whois.sc website which offers excellent information from your website’s ownership details, to the archieve records. Once you do a whois Search Example : http://whois.sc/amitbhawani.com you will find the IP of the server your website is hosted on.
Once you find the IP of your web hosting server , Click on Start > Run > Ping
The next window will show you the results on a Cmd prompt window with the uptime or downtime results. If you find ‘Reply from’ … it means that the server is up and if it says ‘Timed Out’ it means that the server is down and its time to contact the hosting company. Check out some Options for getting more information to analyze the Ip connectivity.
-w timeout Timeout in milliseconds to wait for each reply.
-i TTL Time To Live.
-v TOS Type Of Service.
-a Resolve addresses to hostnames.
-n count Number of echo requests to send.
-t Ping the destination host until interrupted.
-l size Send buffer size.
-f Set Don’t Fragment flag in packet.
-r count Record route for count hops.
-s count Timestamp for count hops.
-j host_list Loose source route along host_list.
-k host_list Strict source route along host_list.
destination_host The name of the remote host