Take the 2-minute tour ×
Server Fault is a question and answer site for system and network administrators. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I was pinging my site with DownOrNot and it is reporting that my website is down from ALL locations: http://www.downornot.com/qweop

Then I pinged it with JustPing and it is reporting that my website is down from ALL locations: http://just-ping.com/index.php?vh=qweop.com&c=don_ab_just-ping&s=ping%21&vtt=1315849142&vhost=_&c=don_ab_just-ping

But this is weird, my site is obviously not down. http://qweop.com works fine for me.

I ran the site http://qweop.com through a couple of other proxies and they are all reporting fine.

Does anyone know what's the problem here (it's unlikely that all 50 hosts can't connect to my website while I can from my computer right?) ?

share|improve this question
Please do us the courtesy of reading the FAQ. None of your questions so far are on topic. –  John Gardeniers Sep 14 '11 at 2:56
@John How is this not on topic? Its a networking problem with a networking solution –  TheLQ Sep 14 '11 at 3:01

3 Answers 3

up vote 7 down vote accepted

as per uSlackr.

It appears that currently both of your name servers are not answering..

qweop.com.      172800  IN  NS  ns01.000webhost.com.
qweop.com.      172800  IN  NS  ns02.000webhost.com.
;; Received 108 bytes from in 83 ms

;; connection timed out; no servers could be reached`

It probably works for you, since the DNS cache you are using has the answers and doesn't have to go back to the root for answers.

share|improve this answer
Could you check if it is working now? =D Btw how do I clear my DNS cache? –  Pacerier Sep 24 '11 at 23:13
It appears to be working now. Clearing the dns cache can be tricky. Your local dns cache is relatively easy to clear. but it can also be cached at any intermediary caches (your company, your isp, etc..) and clearing those caches can be harder (in case of company), and really hard in case of ISP. To clear your local cache on windows you would do ipconfig /flushdns from a command prompt). if you need another OS let let me know. IF you have access to dig a dig +trace qweop.com would show you everything –  Doon Sep 25 '11 at 1:05
How do I run a dig? is it from the cmd prompt (because that's not working..) –  Pacerier Sep 26 '11 at 1:14
@Pacerier all depends on your OS. Windows doesn't come with dig (AFAIK) only nslookup. It might be installed depending upon your version of linux, but in ubuntu it can be found in the dnsutils package. It is standard in OSX. –  Doon Sep 26 '11 at 20:07
ic. how do I do a Dig on Windows Vista ? –  Pacerier Sep 26 '11 at 23:46

The "How Do we know" page for DownorNot implies there is a DNS issue. The status for Just ping also says it cannot resolve the hostname. I am unable to resolve the hostname. How is your DNS handled?

share|improve this answer
What do you mean by "how is your DNS handled" ? I point them to ns01.000webhost.com. and ns02.000webhost.com. –  Pacerier Sep 24 '11 at 23:14

Your firewall is probably blocking ICMP traffic which is not allowing the ping to go through.

share|improve this answer
The OP was saying that other sites said his site was down, not from his own connection –  TheLQ Sep 14 '11 at 2:35
and besides I do not have a firewall installed. –  Pacerier Sep 24 '11 at 23:14

protected by Michael Hampton Aug 2 '13 at 2:22

Thank you for your interest in this question. Because it has attracted low-quality answers, posting an answer now requires 10 reputation on this site.

Would you like to answer one of these unanswered questions instead?

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.