Keep getting 404 after a while, changed DNS yesterday

April 14, 2015 402 views
DNS LAMP Stack Ubuntu

I'm having a weird issue where my website will work fine and then it will randomly 404 on all pages. Eventually it seems to fix itself until it "crashes" again.

I used to set up the LAMP stack, and have added custom DNS settings early yesterday to point my domain at my server IP. It should all be propagated by now as it's been over 24 hours. I am developing my site in an obscure sub-folder (not the root) which due to serverpilot resides here:

Since my wordpress installation is in a folder in that location, it should be working. But it will get a 404 after a while and I can't continue any work.

This is what my DNS looks like:

I have no idea what is really happening or the reason, I'm not so great at command line or linux, so just let me know any more info you'd need or how to find it.

*Edit: *I can also confirm that the website DOES load properly on my laptop... so it's a problem with my machine? Well I've tried flushing the DNS, deleting cache. No luck.

2 Answers

Well I guess I'm stupid. Lol. I was flushing my DNS, but low and behold it wasn't running "as admin". So I fixed it with this:

Win+x, select "command prompt run as admin"

ipconfig /flushdns

I've got my fingers crossed that it doesn't keep happening.

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