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What To Do When A Particular Website Is Not Opening ?

When you try to access a website but it's not opening.... I hate that occurrence.That's one of the biggest frustrating thing you can say. There can be many reasons why you won't be able to access a particular website on the internet. These include the issues with the web browser, website, internet service provider, bad DNS server, etc. You can fix these issues using Tor, VPN, custom DNS, etc...
At the Beginning, you just type the URL of the website in the address bar, you want to access. Then you generally move over to the Google and some other search engines one by one. If you are discourage enough, you may switch to another browsers too installed on your system, and it may also include Internet Explorer😅.Now nothing more to say about this..
                      There can be numerous reasons why you won't be able to open a particular website using any internet connection.
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Test Website Status

Before moving ahead and telling you about the possible reasons behind the unavailability of a website, we would recommend you to check and confirm the status of the website. There are many free and online service that’ll help you get a better idea of what’s going on with that website. This will also tell if a particular website is down globally, or it’s just you in that loop.

You can make use of websites like Down For Every One Or Just For Me and Is it Down Right Now to check if the website is working for everyone in the world except you.

Now, the next step involves taking a look at the various situations and fixing the problem.

Causes of the website unavailability and their solutions

1. Server Issues

As we know that every website is hosted on some web server which can be a powerful workstation placed at someone’s home or a cloud web server living inside a data center.
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There can be multiple reasons a server might run out of service and eventually the website too. For instance, power outage, a DDoS attack, or hardware issue. In the case of data centers, chances of a power outage are very less as they have different backup options with them.

Solution :  There is hardly anything you can do in this case. Except, you’re willing to go to the data center and repair what has been broken. 

But, if you have some means to contact the website via email or helpline, you can notify the site operators, asking them to take care of that issue.

2. Issues With Web Browsers

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Our web browser stores some data in the form of cookies, cache, certificates, form data, etc. on the computer for almost every website we visit. Our websites makes use of this data to identify us on our future visits. Also, the stored cache on your computer saves your internet bill because your browser doesn’t have to download the website data every time. Chances are present that something bad might have happened with those cookies and the cache.

Solution :  You can clear the cookies and cached data stored by your web browser. If it still doesn’t work, try uninstalling the web browser. 

Many websites include JavaScript in their code. If you configured your web browser to block JavaScript, a website may not load properly or not load at all. Also, have a look at the extensions installed in your web browser. One of them might be blocking websites to promote its own content.

3. Territorial Restrictions

There may be high chances that the government had put the website you want to visit in the internet censorship pit. It is no surprise that governments across the world block various websites which they fear would turn their people against them.

Another possibility is that the website itself has withdrawn services in your country due some reason, for instance, the license restrictions associated with the content hosted on the website.
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For this, try to access the same website using your friend’s internet connection or some other network available. If it fails to load, it will also confirm that your region is denied to access that website. In the case of government-led restrictions, a message is displayed when someone tries to open a website.

Solution : In such cases of service provider/website isn’t serving content in your country, you can look up for their contact and send them an email related to the problem. This will bring the situation in their knowledge, allowing them to work on that issue.

4. Router Issues

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All the data you download and upload on your computer/system passes through the router generally placed in your home or somewhere else. The router might be experiencing some problem in establishing a connection with the website you were trying to access.

Solution : The simplest thing you can do is restart the router using the power button. If the problem is still there, you can opt for resetting the router to factory settings. Resetting a router is not easy as it sounds, doesn’t take the matter in your hands if you don’t know how to deal with it. Call your ISP’s support team to help you out.

5. Your Own Computer Issue

Your own machine can be responsible for blocking the websites you wanna access. It can be your firewall denying your web browser from connecting to a particular website. Also, the anti-virus software coordinating on your machine might be acting as a hurdle in the way between you and the website you’re trying to access. One more thing — never install more than one antivirus program on a computer.
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Solution : You can disable the firewall (not recommended) on your system and see if the website loads or not. If you’re connected to a corporate network, the network administrator decides what goes in and out of the firewall which is separate than the firewall of your OS. In this case, using Tor browser might be helpful for you.

If you are well familiar with the command prompt then another option is to flush the DNS cache using the command prompt in Windows. Run CMD in admin mode and use the command ipconfig/flushdns to reset the DNS resolver cache.

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Article By : Atul Agrawal, Sr. Technical Writer @ Geek Winky
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