Website Down! Are you not able to access a particular website on your PC?

We all can understand how frustrating it is to see a particular website not accessible on your PC. Here in this article, we will describe almost all possible methods which you can troubleshoot on your PC and get rid of this issue in no time.

First check if the website is down just for you or for everyone. So in order to verify if your website is really down, just go to this URL https://downforeveryoneorjustme.com and enter the domain and click over the "or just me" button as shown in the screenshot below:


If the site is UP then you will see the message “It’s just you. the website is UP”

Secondly, try accessing the website on a different PC/Network. If the website loads, then the problem is only with your own device network connections or browser.

Go ahead with below solutions:

Solution 1: Clear Cookies

Try accessing the website on a new private window or incognito window. This will load your site without using the stored cache and cookies. If the website works then you need to clear cache and cookies from your browser or simply reset your browser to default settings.

Solution 2: Flush and Renew DNS

Every PC has a DNS cache system that could be outdated or needs to be updated. Try flushing the DNS cache on your PC. Flushing the DNS cache could help you regain access to your website.

For Windows: Press Windows key + R and type cmd, and then press Enter. At the prompt type ipconfig /flushdns and press Enter. Also type commands given underneath of the image.

Solution 2: Flush and Renew DNS

Every PC has a DNS cache system that could be outdated or needs to be updated. Try flushing the DNS cache on your PC. Flushing the DNS cache could help you regain access to your website.

For Windows: Press Windows key + R and type cmd, and then press Enter. At the prompt type ipconfig /flushdns and press Enter. Also type commands given underneath of the image.

Solution 3: Change DNS Address to Google Public DNS

To narrow down the problem at your PC, try resetting the DNS servers. Usually, your computer will be set to obtain DNS server info automatically, but you can specify servers if you wish.

Go to your Wireless Internet Network properties as shown in below screenshot

Execute the following commands:

ipconfig /release
ipconfig /renew
ipconfig /registerdns

Solution 3: Change DNS Address to Google Public DNS

To narrow down the problem at your PC, try resetting the DNS servers. Usually, your computer will be set to obtain DNS server info automatically, but you can specify servers if you wish.

Go to your Wireless Internet Network properties as shown in below screenshot

Execute the following commands:

ipconfig /release
ipconfig /renew
ipconfig /registerdns

Tick on the Use the following DNS server address and paste the IPs in the boxes Preferred DNS server and Alternate DNS server respectively.

Google: 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4

Cloudflare: 1.1.1.1 and 1.0.0.1

For example, if you want to use Google DNS server, then you’ll need to write 8.8.8.8 in Preferred DNS server and 8.8.4.4 in Alternate DNS server. Please check the screenshot below:

Solution 4: Check Firewall and Other Security Software Settings

You may also need to figure out the built-in security software firewall on your PC or some other option that is blocking your access.

Solution 5: Restart Router

Try to reset your modem and router. Unplug the power cable of your router or modem and wait for at least 5-15 minutes before plugging it back again. This process usually solves the issue in most cases.

If you have properly followed every troubleshoot and still didn’t get a workaround, then in that case connecting to a Virtual Private Network (VPN) is strongly recommended. If you already have VPN installed on your PC, then turn it on to see if your site gets loaded properly.

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