Sanjeev Sabhlok's notes on technology, hardware, gardening

Website is online and visible to others but not visible to me, nor can I FTP the hosting companay – causes

Step 1: Can others see it or is it just me? Check here: downforeveryoneorjustme   or isup.me

Step 2: Is it a local problem? Try a separate laptop/computer/ mobile phone. SBP is down from my end using all mechanisms. It is therefore not a local firewall on my computer that is causing the issue.

Step 3: Is it visible in some countries but not in others? Check APM Cloud monitor: https://asm.ca.com/en/ping.php

it could be possible that … website is accessible in certain part of the world. There is a web service available which tells us about whether a site is accessible in different cities of the world: APM Cloud monitor (Link). You should report to your hosting provider to sort it out. [Source]

In my case SBP etc. websites were losing packets across most parts of the world. Hence a problem that needs to be fixed by the hosting company.

SOLUTION

Dreamhost support said: “Loads fine to me, probably your IP has been blocked, to unblock your IP please login to the client area at client.downtownhost.com, then go to Support (On the light blue menu) -> Unblock IP. In that way you can unblock your IP by yourself.”

That WAS the problem, after unblocking things are fine. I have no clue why this blocking occurred.

 

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