"ping" is a computer network utility used to test the reachability of a host (usually a computer or a server) on an Internet Protocol (IP) network. It is commonly used to diagnose network connectivity issues and measure the round-trip time for data packets to travel between the source and the destination.

If you're using a Windows operating system, follow these steps to ping a server or website:

1. Press the Windows key + R to open the "Run" dialog box.

2. Type "cmd" and press Enter to open the Command Prompt.

3. In the Command Prompt window, type the following command:

ping <website_or_server_address> -n 5

Replace <website_or_server_address> with the website URL or the IP address of the server you want to ping.

Press Enter, and the ping command will send five ICMP packets to the specified destination. You'll receive responses showing the round-trip time and packet loss, if any.

For example:
ping google.com -n 5

Pinging google.com [2404:6800:4007:81e::200e] with 32 bytes of data:
Reply from 2404:6800:4007:81e::200e: time=237ms
Reply from 2404:6800:4007:81e::200e: time=275ms
Reply from 2404:6800:4007:81e::200e: time=281ms
Reply from 2404:6800:4007:81e::200e: time=265ms
Reply from 2404:6800:4007:81e::200e: time=172ms

Ping statistics for 2404:6800:4007:81e::200e:
    Packets: Sent = 5, Received = 5, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
    Minimum = 172ms, Maximum = 281ms, Average = 246ms

If you're using a different operating system like macOS or Linux, the steps may vary slightly, but the basic command is still "ping <website_or_server_address>". The specific options might differ; you can refer to the manual page for the ping command on your specific system by typing "man ping" in the terminal.