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Maybe some of you can figure this out.
This happens a LOT of times after I use my own website for like an hour or more. All of a sudden IE says "cannot find server" when I type in my domain. Yet, when I type my IP address it DOES work. I can still see and visit every other site on the net. But when I IM my friends they all say that they DO see my website.
So what can the problem be? MY internet connection (but all other sites are loading)? The server of my site? DNS info?
This is the URL of the error message:
Linux/Unix - /etc/hosts
Windows 95/98 - c:\windows\hosts
Windows NT/2000/XP - c:\winnt\system32\drivers\etc\hosts
127.0.0.1 yourdomain.com <-- add this
txbakers, I'm hosting my site at FastServers.net. On my own computer I log on through WinXPs firewall. But when I couldn't connected, I tried to log on without the firewall and it didn't help.
sun818, if it's a DNS issue, how can I fix this that other people shouldn't have the same problem?
Then call your ISP and ask for help communicating the "symptoms" to the support tech. They could help troubleshoot if it is their DNS servers or your workstation DNS cache.
My other thought was if your web servers are co-located or routed via load balancers, that might be another place to look.
I called Verizon's Tech Support, and talked to one of those paid less than $5-6 hour tech guys. They said if it's their DNS problem then they would get 100s of calls. Since they did not, it's my website's problem.
>> My other thought was if your web servers are co-located or routed via load balancers, that might be another place to look. <<
This is not the case, since we only have 1 server.
BTW, that site of mine was on a Hong Kong webhost LOL.