I have recently switched my dns server to a new hosting provider.

I received a new IP and such..

I have created a new file on my www.example.com/newfile.html

on my computer it does not exist,however if I check it on another computer (outside my network) it shows it has switched over.

Can anyone help?


old IP //file does not exist

new IP //file does exist and it has "hello world!!!" inside

if i go to example.com/newfile.html I see page error instead of "hello world!!!"

  • Your question is too vague to answer. Please provide more details, such as: Operating System of the server, operating system of the clients, type of network you are on, network settings, etc. – Aron Rotteveel Feb 2 '11 at 10:05
  • OS, is linux, and im using windows 7, its a simple network using a router, im not sure about network settings. i have tried to flush my dns , reset my router, etc... somehow my network has associated the previous IP address of the website, with the domain name – Val Feb 2 '11 at 10:09
  • Your question remains too vague to answer, we're not magicians, we need information. – Chopper3 Feb 2 '11 at 10:13
  • somehow, my pc does not reqognise the new ip associated to the website (my pc only) – Val Feb 2 '11 at 10:20
  • it is a very difficult thing to explain and i don't know alot about networking and hosting if im honest – Val Feb 2 '11 at 10:21

Right Val, now we've got some information!

Basically your DNS change has not propagated fully everywhere, this can take over a day in some circumstances, it's far from instant and there's little you can do other than flush your own DNS cache and reset your router.

  • I switched over 48 hours ago, spoke to my new host they fixed it and then it switched back i am faced again with the same problem – Val Feb 2 '11 at 11:14
  • use 'nslookup {dns name}' to see what your DNS server thinks that entry's IP is, if it's not as you wish then you either need to wait or speak to whoever runs that DNS server. – Chopper3 Feb 2 '11 at 11:20
  • ok the website has the old IP address associated to it while using nslookup – Val Feb 2 '11 at 11:27

You might also check the host file (C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc). If it is manually inputted you will have to change it there. You can also try ipconfig /flushdns

  • i have done ipconfig /flush also checked the drivers\etc nothing there to suggest – Val Feb 2 '11 at 11:57
  • I have create a new (windows welcome screen) user name (on my PC) and that seems to have fixed the problem, now i need to know how to fix it – Val Feb 2 '11 at 12:51

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