Website Down! Are you not able to access a particular website on your PC?
We all can understand how frustrating is to see a particular website not accessible on your PC. Here in this article we will describe almost all possible methods which you can troubleshoot on your PC and get rid of this issue in no time.
First check if the website is down just for you or for everyone. So in order to verify if your website is really down, just go to this URL https://downforeveryoneorjustme.com and enter the domain and click over the or just me button as shown in the screenshot below
If the site is UP then you will see the message “It’s just you. the website is UP”
Secondly, try accessing the website on different PC/Network. If the website loads then the problem is only with your own device network connections or browser.
Go ahead with below solutions:
Solution 1: Clear Cookies
Try accessing the website on New private window or incognito window. This will load your site without using the stored cache and cookies. If the website works then you need to clear cache and cookies from your browser or simply reset your browser to default settings.
Solution 2: Flush and Renew DNS
Every PC has a DNS cache system that could be outdated or needs to be updated. Try flushing the DNS cache on your PC. Flushing the DNS cache could help you regain access to your website
For Windows: Press Windows key + R and type cmd, and then press Enter. At the prompt type
ipconfig /flushdns and press Enter. Also type commands given underneath of the image
Solution 3: Change DNS Address to Google Public DNS
To narrow down the problem at your PC, try resetting the DNS servers. Usually your computer will be set to obtain DNS server info automatically, but you can specify servers if you wish.
Go to your Wireless Internet Network properties as shown in below screenshot
Tick on the Use the following DNS server address and paste the IPs in the boxes Preferred DNS server and Alternate DNS server respectively
- Google: 126.96.36.199 and 188.8.131.52
- Cloudflare: 184.108.40.206 and 220.127.116.11
Like for example if you want to use Google DNS server then you’ll need to write 18.104.22.168 in Preferred DNS server and 22.214.171.124 in Alternate DNS server. Please check the screenshot below:
Solution 4: Check Firewall and other security software settings
You may also need to figure out the built-in security software firewall in your PC or some other option that is blocking your access.
Solution 5: Restart Router
Try to reset your modem and router. Unplug the power cable of your router or modem and wait for atleast 5-15 minutes before plugging it back again. This process usually solves the issue in most cases.
If you have properly followed every troubleshoot and still didn’t get a workaround then in that case connecting to a Virtual Private Network (VPN) is strongly recommended. If you already have VPN installed on your PC then turn it on to see if your site gets loaded properly.
Follow below articles to
To install Urban VPN on Firefox >> https://blog.redserverhost.com/how-to-use-urbanvpn-in-firefox-browser/
To install Urban VPN on Chrome >> https://blog.redserverhost.com/how-to-use-urbanvpn-in-chrome-browser/
One more workaround to this issue is to force the domain name to a specific IP address by modifying the hosts file in your PC. You just need to follow this blog >> https://blog.redserverhost.com/how-to-forcefully-point-any-domain-to-a-specific-ip-address-easy-guide%e2%98%91%ef%b8%8f/
You can also Install DNS Angel on your system. This application will allow you to change the DNS IP easily so that even if your system is unaware of the nameservers change it will automatically fetch the current nameservers from the DNS and allow you to access your server.
You can download it from here
You can also watch this video to know how it works >> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UxSh2Tn-v5U
Hope this helps!
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