Server Not Found

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by Xioyn, Apr 25, 2011.

  1. Xioyn

    Xioyn New Member

    Hello I am having problems with a website that I am hosting on my sever.

    I followed the But for an i686 system. Under Server State -> Show Overview it is green.

    The DNS zone has been created with and

    I bought my domain with GoDaddy and have put those in for the nameservers

    I have created a website with ispconfig and it is marked as active.

    Now when I go to my site I get a server not found. I have waited 12 hours since I thought it could just be taking its time.

    Now the server is behind a router but I have not found anything that says I need to open specific ports I assume I have to though.

    For reference
  2. Toucan

    Toucan Member

    There's a couple of problem here I think.

    You're likely to have a problem at your router. When a user requests a page from your server it will hit your router. The router, if it's doing it's job properly will act as a firewall and stop incoming requests. So to cure this, you need to forward one, some or all ports. Web page requests come in on port 80. So if you simply want to server up a web page, you need to forward port 80 on your router to port 80 on the local ip address of your server.... eg However, if you're planning on hosting your own name server, mail server etc there are other ports you need to forward. You can set each one to forward individually or some routers allow you to forward ALL ports to one ip address.

    Now, try typing the external ip address of your router into your browser. If the port forwarding worked you should get the apache 'It Works!' page.

    If you only intend to host one site on your server then the easiest way to set the dns up would probably be to simply let go daddy deal with your dns. In the go daddy control panel set the name servers to theirs and from their control panel create an a record pointing to the ip of your router..... but I'd deal with the previous paragraph first. ;)
    Last edited: Apr 26, 2011
  3. Toucan

    Toucan Member

    Looking a little further, your name servers to indeed seem to be set up as ns1 and but those name servers are not giving out any dns information. Though, I'm not sure why you'd be using them as a name server when I'm pretty sure go daddy who you bought the domain from would offer a free dns service.

    12 hours waiting on dns can be a bit optimistic. Sometime you may have to wait the full 72! but I don't think that is the problem as your name servers do appear to be pointing to myhost... it's just myhost don't return an A record for you site.

    As before, unless you have good reason, I'm pretty sure go daddy would provide a dns service for you.
  4. Xioyn

    Xioyn New Member

    Thank you Toucan for the reply.

    I have done some digging and according to DSLreports my ISP blocks all the ports that are needed to host anything. So until August it looks like I will be unable to host my own websites.
  5. Toucan

    Toucan Member

    Oh dear!

    Well you do have a couple of other options. Virtual servers are very cheap, as low as £10/month. Or you could always become a client on someone elses ispconfig server. Let me know if you're interested in either.

    Good luck
  6. Xioyn

    Xioyn New Member

    Yeah the reason I wanted to host my own site was so I could get some experience and because it was "free" and it allowed me to do what ever I wanted on my site. But my rent covers everything including internet or else I would never have used telus lol. I am moving in August though so I will make sure I get an ISP that does not block the ports I need.

    On that note If you knew of an ISPConfig host that offered very cheap/ free hosting I would be interested until August when I get my own ISP. Now what I have planned for that site is just being static website with 3-8 webpages, with at most 100 views a month.
  7. Toucan

    Toucan Member

    You're welcome to use one of my servers for a very small donation. Just PM me what features you want etc. I'll get you all modules enabled so it will practically feel like a server of your own.

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