Well, I just called the hosting company. They weren't too much help, I'm afraid. They said if you could ping the site, it might show you what is going on. This is what the guy said to do
type in cmd >click okay
it will bring up a doss window
type in tracert solaswebdesign.net
it will show you a listing of routers it's 'hopping off of'
if any of those happen to time out, that means an issue going with a connection in between us and you
in which case, there is nothing to do but wait for it to be resolved
you can copy the traceroute out of the dos box
this would tell them where the connection is failing at, but if it's somewhere in between you and us, there's really nothing they can do about it....grr.
Lee...please don't worry about doing all this if it's too much of a hassle. I feel badly about this...like a bad hostess!
The guy took me to page, internettrafficreport.com and showed me that there is some type of a major outage in South Africa, China, India. At this point, I felt really out of my league understanding him. He said that the Internet backbone there is losing packets, causing timeouts.
Guys, I have no idea if this is true or what. It seems pretty weird to me that John, in Switzerland, can get on, but you fellows in your respective countries cannot. I'm very sorry. If anyone can turn this Greek into English for me, I'd be obliged.
Edited by SEOigloo, 29 January 2008 - 06:17 AM.