What Is Traceroute?
Traceroute is a network process, which with the help of the 'tracert IP' command shows the virtual path from one server (computer) to another, all the way to the final destination.
What are Traceroute hops?
The journey to the destination takes place via a computer / server (Host name) with a unique IP address. Each new connection on that journey with the time spent on its establishment (packet delivery time from one 'hops' to another and back) is shown in detail under the name 'hops', expressed in milliseconds and denoted as response time. Figuratively speaking, hops in the virtual world at traceroute, can be taken as the number of roads (highways) with their names leading you to your destination in the real world. The maximum number of hops is set to 30, which is standard on the traceroute. If the message at a certain hops is marked 'request time out', then it means that there is probably a problem with the firewall that is blocking the reception and return of packets.
Tracert IP & Visual Traceroute
The visual traceroute tool technically works in the classic way as the traceroute on your computer via Command Promt - tracert IP command, except that this online tool provides us with a visual insight into the traceroute on the map via 'hops' and determining host location to the final destination.
Our visual traceroute tool provides two traceroute options:
- Host Trace - Visual traceroute from our server to the destination
- Server to Client trace - Visual traceroute from the client (your computer), through our server, all the way to the final destination
On that visual journey to the destination, each computer for which a location was found is specially marked on the visual map.
All in all, our Visual traceroute is a very detailed insight into the visual internet journey from the location of one computer / server / host, through another, all the way to a specific destination with the help of, technically speaking, a classic tracert IP or tracert domain command.