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Sites not showing in any browser.
sites, browser, showing, cant see

 4:56 pm on Sep 8, 2007 (gmt 0)


Yesterday everything was fine. I was browsing the internet and working on my web sites as i usally do. Untill today!

I went to start work on one my site projects, typed the url off my site in the browser and for some wired reason i recieve the error message

Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage

Most likely causes

etc etc..

I tried this with all three of my sites and the same thing happerend - all three are not showing in any browsers.

I've contacted my web host and pointed out the situation, he replied and said that sites are fine and are showing online.

So, what the hell is happerning. Now, this is the wierd part. I'm able to view another web sites online, except my own sites! The google toolbar shows the pagerank for the site but i recive an error message and im stummped! Also, i'm unable to connect to my ftp host!

Why for the life of me can I not access my web sites online on my comp but view anyohter web sites? Ive disabled norton, and check security serviuces etc but nothing has helped.

Can somebody possibly help me work out what the hell is going on?




 8:54 pm on Sep 8, 2007 (gmt 0)

Can somebody else (exept your hosting company) see your site? (ask friend, neighbour, ...)
Also check if your friends use same or different ISP.

The reason I can think it could be (as i expereanced some similar situation), is the change of the nameservers (other nameservers or other ip adress for nameservers, or both) this can take 24 to 72 hours before it is propagated over the whole internet. So maybe your isp still uses the old nameserver data.

The only thing to do in this case is to wait...and eat your fingernails.

You can't FTP eather : do you use something like yourdomain.com as 'host' or do you us an IP adress? if you use the 'yourdomein.com' then the nameserver-probler could be right. If you use the ip adress (AND this adress is the good one (ask again to be sure) ) then something else must be wrong.

If it's something else...don't wait, and keep on seraching for the problem as it will not solve itselve.


 11:00 pm on Sep 8, 2007 (gmt 0)

This sometimes (rarely) happens when there are network problems somewhere between you and your website server.

What I usually do in cases like this is go to Google Translation and try to translate my homepage into French or whatever. If Google can retrieve the page (which they need to do before they translate it) then you could be OK.


 12:54 am on Sep 9, 2007 (gmt 0)

If other people can see it it has to be your connection in some way.

I am on satellite. It is a proxy server (whether they will agree to that is another story. :-) ) So when their servers break down, so does my connection, even though I can get to other sites.

Since you can't FTP, I'm sure a ping will fail also, but you can try. Open a command line (Start->run type cmd or command, press enter) and type ping domainname.com (press enter). More than likely it will just verify something is wonky with your connection.


 2:25 am on Sep 9, 2007 (gmt 0)

I appreciate all your replys ;-)

I can confirm other people can view my web sites - friends have confirmed.

I have also pinged all three sites via DOS and no joy none are showing LIVE! Says

"Ping request could not find host.
Please check the name and try again."

I've tried refreshing & flushing DNS via DOS but, still no joy. Cant test via google translation because the page im seeing from my end is the standard "Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage" but google toolbar is showing the sites pagerank.

I've had no issues what so ever seeing my sites before yesterday, they have been online for over two years! Cant think why this is happerning!

Question is, why are MY WEB SITES not available to view and all other sites on the internet are - how does this issue target the sites i own. is it possoble for a hacker be able to infiltrate the network?

I have contacted my ISP ( Orange ) on this issue. Still wating on reply, but my internet connection seems to be working fine so no idea what is causing this!



 3:41 am on Sep 9, 2007 (gmt 0)

You should run a traceroute [google.com] and see whether there are any bottlenecks between you and your server.


 11:25 am on Sep 9, 2007 (gmt 0)

I tried tracert via command prompt Start > Programs > Accessories > Command Prompt for webmasterworld as a test on my comp and all i got was <snip>

For my web site i recived this message


this is so frustrating :-(

[edited by: encyclo at 12:53 pm (utc) on Sep. 21, 2007]
[edit reason] sorry no screenshots please [/edit]


 3:14 pm on Sep 9, 2007 (gmt 0)

You can substitute the IP address for the domain name. I don't know why you couldn't tracert to webmasterworld, though. Maybe your ISP has a routing problem or is somehow blocking this kind of activity?

You can also try to contact your ISP's website, to see if you can get a path to them. Or you can try to ping neighboring IP addresses, to see what the range is that you can't contact.


 3:57 am on Sep 13, 2007 (gmt 0)

Do you have a firewall in place by any chance? If you can't even run a traceroute then there's something wrong.

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