How can I find the root of the problem? I CAN access my WP site via VPN but not via regular IP

Posted December 4, 2018 2.2k views
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I have Wordpress running on a LAMP stack and have been able to access the site. I was able to access my WP site earlier today, but then I just lost access. When I use a VPN, I’m able to access the site but when I just use my regular IP address, I can’t get into my site.

Any ideas?

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That’s usually a DNS issue. Try checking the domain for resolvability. Here are some websites/commands to run from those different locations:

dig domain.tld +trace
nslookup domain.tld
  • I’m not sure how to test what you’re suggesting.

    Tell me if this is right… I SSH’d into my my server and then entered the commands that you suggested.

Maybe it happens because of geographical restrictions? Or your particular IP is blacklisted or restricted. You can call your provider to find out more or to ask to change it. Or you can keep using ways to bypass this blocking