The domain name for my friend's site is www.failureatgoth.com
and he has another site at photos.failureatgoth.com.
For some reason my brother who is on my home network where the server is located can access the site by typing it in. I'm still not quite sure why the rest of the outside world can't see it.
Ok as it turns out I think I found the problem. It was a problem with my server's DNS server. I used http://www.checkdns.net
service and it said that the domain was pointing to the correct nameservers (server.grantandrews.co.uk and www.grantandrews.co.uk
- which are in fact the same machine I just don't have two machines-only a primary - I know this is bad but I wasn't sure what else to do) But it failed when it tried to get the info from this server. It said possibly that the DNS server was down because it was not responding to the request. I'm not quite sure why the DNS server would not be running. It says in ISPConfig that it is running and when i do an external portscan (the server is on a network - all ports have been forwarded ) it says that it can see a service running on port 53, the domain port.
So for some reason it can see a service on port 53, however when i checkdns.net it it says that the server is possibly down. I'm not sure why my DNS server is not working then. Is there anything i can try that might help fix this DNS server problem ?
Currently I am using new DNS servers at FreeDNS so point the page to the right place and that seems to be working fine for now. But I would like to get my own DNS server running properly too.