This could be a network thing at my ISP where my box is colocated...not entirely sure. I wanted to just check here to see if anyone has seen an issue like this that is server related so I can check there as well.
if I go to one of my web sites, I get an "unable to connect" message in firefox. If I F5 two or three times, it comes up, but this is not good for my SEO nor my customers that are trying to hit my sites from the search engines...they wouldn't know to refresh the page.
I've done an iisreset and actually just rebooted the whole box...same problem still exists.
I've checked my event viewer (both application and system logs) and there's nothing out of the ordinary going on there. I can RDP to my box just fine and have no hiccups. A ping /t to one of ips doesn't yield timeouts.
I'm at a loss of what to check next...
One thing I neglected to mention is that this server has been serving pages since October 2011 with no issues whatsoever. This just started today.
Looks like it is the server and not the network as it's showing the same symptoms when I try to fetch the sites locally.
I'm not entirely sure that it's the app pool being loaded the first time that's causing the problem. Reason being, I can load up a site in firefox, then try it in chrome immediately afterwards, and it won't come up.
It's not on a VM.