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Website Got You Down?

Have you ever tried to go to a website only to get a 404 message? Have you ever wondered if the website is actually down, or if there’s a problem on your end? Did you know that there is a website where you can check to see which it is?

Is it me?

If you type in the above mentioned url followed by / and the website you can’t access, you will get a message letting you know if it’s down, or if it’s just you. (for example: So, if it’s down, and it’s your website, then you need to let your network administrator know that it is down. If it’s not down, and the problem is on your end, then you need to do some troubleshooting to determine your exact issue. Have you tried to get to the site using your phone instead of a laptop or PC? Do you need to restart your computer? Do you need to switch to a different browser? Do you have a virus? These are all possibilities. You can try a restart, or switching browsers, even running an antivirus program and see if that solves your problem. If it does, then you can move on. But, if you’ve tried everything you can think of and you still get the 404, then maybe it’s not you.

What if it’s not me?

It is also possible that Google or Yahoo or some other large corporation associated with the site is having the problem and you’ll just have to wait until they get it sorted out. Even the big boys sometimes get hacked, or have technical difficulties that result in service interruption. You can visit their homepage and see if they’ve posted any messages. Or, you can just be patient and come back later. If the problem is with a big company, you can rest assured they’re going to get it taken care of as soon as they can.

The Bottom Line.

So, what’s the bottom line? Things aren’t always as they seem. Just because you can’t access a website, doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s down. Big corporations have technical issues like everyone else. There is a website that will determine if a website is down for everyone or just you. As with all things technical, you have to try & try again until the solution is found. If you find that you often have issues with your website, feel free to contact us to discuss our service options.

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