I have a website hosted on Hostinger

However I am experiencing problems with my wordpress site. This is really annoying. If I understood the situation right, The server is blocking me or denying access to my own website.

When I visit the site with google chrome, it returns:

Oops! Google Chrome could not find

Same thing happens to firefox!

Firefox can't find the server

but when I do a check if my site is online and working through http://www.downforeveryoneorjustme.com/ it says that the site is working and up.

Another thing, I access the website through a proxy, both on chrome and in firefox, and t works.

Why is this? I have also recently installed the plugin Better Wp Security 5 days ago. Could the plugin have caused it? but I don't remember setting any IP's to be blocked.

Also, this happens at random times, sometimes I can access it, sometimes it fails to reach the server. I am currently developing the site live.

Was I blocked by the server for frequently refreshing the page? (duh, I'm a developer and I need to refresh to see changes.) or is this a problem with my ISP's DNS server? How can I resolve? and what are the possible fixes?

Thanks in advance!


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    What's the website? – Robbie Mckennie Jul 19 '13 at 4:57
  • Err.. I'm really sorry that I can't give the link to the website. I can not expose that I am a part of it's development. Thanks Though. – user2128576 Jul 20 '13 at 5:32

As Robbie mentions, the URL of your site would help, so we could see if we can access it.

You can easily check if its a DNS issue by pinging your site when you cant access it. If your domain name resolves to an IP, then DNS is not at fault.

Better WP security sounds like a likely culprit. Why don't you use your proxy to access your site, and check its settings, or at least disable it temporarily so you can eliminate / isolate the problem.

  • I did, and strangely, it seems to have fixed the problem. I'm not sure what's causing WP security to do such. I have added a lot of custom made PHP. I'm not sure why.. also, I have installed bulletproof security on the way. I think this could be a plugin incompatibility.. Thanks anyway.. – user2128576 Jul 20 '13 at 5:34

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