There are many different reasons why you might not be able to access a website. This article will help you troubleshoot the common reasons and help resolve the issue.
Incorrect DNS Settings:
In order to access your website the domain's DNS records must be pointed correctly. If you are unsure of the correct DNS records please get in touch with our support team, who will resend your welcome email which contains the DNS settings.
If you have a Virtual Private Server account you will have your own private name servers. You must ensure that you use these details, instead of the shared ones.
Alternatively, you may not be able to complete the steps above, so please complete the steps outlined below to point your domain at our servers.
Domain Name Expired:
The A record for your domain should point to the server's main IP
address. This is available in your cPanel under the Domains heading.
The MX record for your domain should be pointing at your domain. For
example, if your domain is "mydomain.com", your MX record needs to point
- The CNAME record should be set to ensure
that www.mydomain.com and mydomain.com have the same content. Please
note, you should use a separate A and CNAME record for each subdomain
Domains names are only registered for a certain amount of time, most commonly a year. Therefore you must renew your domain name each year, unless you haven't purchased one for a longer period. If you ever encounter problems with your web hosting one of the first things you should check is your domain registration.
Network Connectivity Issues:
Another alternative is that you could be experiencing network connectivity issues. Your router or modem is unable to reach your ISP. Please ensure that you can visit popular websites, e.g. Google, to rule out a problem with your internet connection.
If you are attempting to access your web hosting account from a public place, specifically a certain port, you may encounter a timeout. This is nothing to do with your web hosting account, but due to the fact that the network administrator has blocked those certain ports on the network.
To resolve, please contact the network administrator and ask them to unblock the required ports.