What To Do When A Websites Stops Opening? Step By Step Guide

by Rohit Khurana on January 11, 2013

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At times, we have all faced situations when a particular website does not open on the computer. There can be multiple reasons for a website to not open on a computer most common of which includes network connectivity issues. But many a times, the issue can be other than the Internet connections. In this article, we share with you some tips and steps to follow when you face difficulty in opening a website.

What To Do When A Websites Stops Opening

Check Internet Connectivity

Try opening any other website, if none of the websites is opening, it is a clear indication that there is something wrong with the internet connectivity in general and not a problem related to a particular website.

Check If The Website Is Down?

There are free services like Down For Everyone Or Just Me which can tell you whether a website is not accessible to only you or for everyone. It checks the connectivity to a specific website from different locations and checks whether a particular website is actually down or up.

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Clear DNS Cache

You can clear Windows DNS cache in command prompt by running the following command:

ipconfig /flushdns

Flush DNS cache

Reset Router / Modem

Try resetting your Internet router or modem or USB dongle with which you connect to Internet and try if you can connect to a website or not.

Check DNS Settings

Here are some simple steps to change the DNS server to public DNS which can be one of the reasons behind the websites not loading.

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