DNS changed or lost?

Posted April 15, 2019 799 views
DNSUbuntu 18.04

The website is has been live and operable for about a month.

I went to login today, entered the wrong password for the WordPress dashboard. Tried again, seemed like it was about to let me in, but then just spun and instead the connection timed out.

I am not sure why, or if my attempted logins may have caused this to happen (but who knows) - I don’t see any reason why it would have.

Has anyone else had experiences with this? I haven’t been able to find much of anything on the internet regarding the issue, and when I dig the site it all seems good?

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It looks like is instead entered into our DNS panel as It should instead be, and the www part should be a subdomain record on the zone for it. I would recommend deleting it and adding it back without the www. Afterward, you may need to wait 1-4 hours before you physically witness the change as having taken impact on your computer due to the way that DNS caching works (commonly referred to as DNS propagation).

The primary reason that this is occurring is that Wordpress has site URL configured as the domain without www, and wp-admin is redirecting from www to the non-www page. Why it only just started I can’t say, but it’s definitely the case at the moment.–explained