[Webinar] Streamline your web hosting managementRegister Today


Companyweb won't open

Posted on 2008-01-29
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2010-04-19
Whenever I open http://companyweb/  it won't load. I recieve an HTTP 404 error, if I use the IP address it works. How do I fix this?

Small Business Server 2003 SP 2
Question by:davidjohanning
  • 2
  • 2
  • 2
  • +1

Expert Comment

ID: 20771017
what happens if you do this command on that station
nslookup companyweb

do not use http
ex if you go to http://www.yahoo.com/index.html
the command would be
nslookup www.yahoo.com

is ip you getting is what you using to get to that site or
do you get timeout no dns resolution.
LVL 15

Expert Comment

ID: 20771026
the DNS entry is wrong in DNS, just go update it with the correct IP, and check the IIS site, making sure it has the right header to accept companyweb

you can run the ICW which sometimes helps too

Author Comment

ID: 20771359
Additional notes:

Tested DNS, it resolves correctly.  It happen at the server and client computers. I am guessing it has to do with IIS.  Also it worked when I initially installed the server about 2 months ago.
Free Tool: Port Scanner

Check which ports are open to the outside world. Helps make sure that your firewall rules are working as intended.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.


Expert Comment

ID: 21292816
Was this ever resolved,  Mine just went down with the same issue.

Author Comment

ID: 21309254
Never Resolved.  I think it may relate to an update.
LVL 15

Accepted Solution

Dave_AND earned 1000 total points
ID: 21309528
DNS will resolve to that IP, as in the DNS it will resolve to the IP address. But you need to make sure the header is set to companyweb in IIS http://www.visualwin.com/host-header/

Expert Comment

ID: 21314376
I got lucky, Re-registered asp and restarted the server and it came back up.

Featured Post

[Webinar] Improve your customer journey

A positive customer journey is important in attracting and retaining business. To improve this experience, you can use Google Maps APIs to increase checkout conversions, boost user engagement, and optimize order fulfillment. Learn how in this webinar presented by Dito.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

A quick step-by-step overview of installing and configuring Carbonite Server Backup.
Microsoft Jet database engine errors can crop up out of nowhere to disrupt the working of the Exchange server. Decoding why a particular error occurs goes a long way in determining the right solution for it.
The Relationships Diagram is a good way to get an overall view of what a database is keeping track of. It is also where relationships are defined. A relationship specifies how two tables connect to each other. As you build tables in Microsoft Ac…
How can you see what you are working on when you want to see it while you to save a copy? Add a "Save As" icon to the Quick Access Toolbar, or QAT. That way, when you save a copy of a query, form, report, or other object you are modifying, you…
Suggested Courses

612 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question