There have been numerous occasions where I’ve been to a site and it worked just fine, but a few minutes later I go back and it appears to be down. Then I sit an wonder if it’s my computer or if the site really is down. Usually I’ll send Ryan to whichever site it was to see if it worked for him and if it doesn’t work, then I know it wasn’t just me. I’m sure you’ve been in a similar situation before and if you have, you’ll find a site called “Down For Everyone Or Just Me” pretty useful.
The site is found at http://downforeveryoneorjustme.com and when you go there, you just enter in the URL of the site you want to check and hit enter. It’ll do a quick check and come back to let you know if it was just you or if the site is really down. Nice, huh? Just note that you may have some issues today getting the site to load because they’re really getting hammered with lots of people trying it out.
The URL for the service at least makes sense, but it’s not the easiest to remember when you need it. You could bookmark it, or you could just click the button above (it’s a bookmarklet we created) and drag it up to your bookmarks and let go. This bookmarklet is great because when you go to a site that you believe is down, just click the bookmarklet and the address of the site will automatically be entered and you’ll instantly see whether it was just you or if the site really was down. You can also just right-click on the link and save it as a bookmark.
Source: Download Squad