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Our Company website is slow on our LAN

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Let us assume that our company name is Company abc, our website is www.companyabc.com and our LAN domain name is companyabc.com. These are not the real names of our website, but rather to depict the similarity in the names. The website is pretty slow to browse on computers inside our LAN. It is however fast to browse outside our LAN. We have a Windows 2003 domain.

What can be done to make the website load faster. The website is not hosted in-house. It is hosted by Network solutions.
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Question by:bobox00
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by:Darius Ghassem
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In DNS did you create an A record called www pointing to the IP address of the external website? If you haven't then please do this.

http://oddjobsintech.com/active-directory-tip-access-external-website-with-the-same-domain-name-as-your-internal-domain/
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by:bobox00
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I have tried the A record route without success. Thanks.

Would a proxy server resolve this issue?
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by:Darius Ghassem
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The A record will work.

Post ipconfig /all
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by:bobox00
ID: 37807616
I have tried the A record extensive in the past without success.

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6002]
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C:\Users\uio>ipconfig/all

Windows IP Configuration

   Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : PCName
   Primary Dns Suffix  . . . . . . . : domainname.com
   Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
   IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
   WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
   DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : domainname.com

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
   Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom NetXtreme 57xx Gigabit Controlle
r
   Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-19-B9-15-A4-B0
   DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
   Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
   Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::4425:659:d152:65b5%8(Preferred)
   IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.5.77(Preferred)
   Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
   Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.5.1
   DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 201333177
   DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-0D-6F-C0-A8-00-19-B9-15-A4-B0

   DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.5.2
                                       192.168.5.3
   NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 6:

   Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
   Description . . . . . . . . . . . : isatap.{C71850D4-C18D-4AB1-A1B2-AA9F605D8
11B}
   Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
   DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
   Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 7:

   Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
   Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
   Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 02-00-54-55-4E-01
   DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
   Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 13:

   Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
   Description . . . . . . . . . . . : isatap.{C71850D4-C18D-4AB1-A1B2-AA9F605D8
11B}
   Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
   DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
   Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

C:\Users\uio>
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Darius Ghassem earned 500 total points
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For you to connect to your website by typing www.company.com you must have the A record call www.

Second I would use the IIS redirect as well since if you type company.com you will not get the webpage properly without this setup
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by:bobox00
ID: 37808628
Looked in my DNS event logs and saw event IDs 7062 and 5504 have been showing up every couple days. One of my DNS servers appeared to have been addressing packets to itself. I removed that server from my list of DNS servers.
Another change I made today was in IIS. I edited forwarding for the default website and entered the IP address of our external (actual) company website. Took a while of me still looking around on the web for answers, before I started noticing difference in browsing speed for our website. Seems okay for now. Will check again tomorrow and update you guys. Thanks for your prompt responses.
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by:bobox00
ID: 37823523
Verdict:
"I removed that server from my list of DNS servers."
- Bad idea. Do not do this. Adversely affects network connectivity, including SQL database connection and adding computer to domain.

"in IIS. I edited forwarding for the default website and entered the IP address of our external (actual) company website."
- Retain this as solution.

Thanks dariusg
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