Chinese government is known to have strict internet censorship laws which prohibit anti-Chinese content from being displayed in China.In such cases, its always beneficial to have the knowledge about your website accessibility from within China.
As per Amit of Digital Inspiration, there are three reliable services which can help you identify if your website is available from within China.
1.Just Ping - They have checkpoints inside Hong Kong and Shanghai in China.
2. Watch Mouse - This service too has monitoring stations inside Hong Kong and Shanghai in China.
3. Website Pulse - In addition to Hong Kong and Shanghai, Website Pulse conducts website connectivity test from a computer located in Beijing as well.
While the first two services only let you get the ping statistics in terms of whether the website is up or not and the round trip time, Website Pulse, i.e. the third option in the list even gets you back the HTTP Response headers.
If you are wondering about how these websites work, it goes like this. All these websites have agents ( in laymen terms, agents are software programs) which can trigger a ping or a GET request and send you back the details. The details are then processed and shown to the end user in an understandable format.
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