Helping out on a site and (on Windows apparently - seems to work ok here on Snow Leopard) it loads on http://vaughanking.co.uk but not http://www.vaughanking.co.uk

Why would this be happening?

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danwellman 5600
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I think this is under the control of the host, I would contact them directly and see if they can resolve so that it works with or without the www prefix...

Answered almost 7 years ago by danwellman
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Your DNS isn't setup quite right.

The IP address of vaughanking.co.uk is going to one IP address where as the 'A' record for www. is pointing at another IP. It's possible that both of those IP's are established on the same web-server instance that is running the site that you want, but, it's unlikely (if this was the case you wouldn't be posting here).

andrewtaylor@andrewtaylor-netbook:~$ ping vaughanking.co.uk PING vaughanking.co.uk (74.52.105.210) 56(84) bytes of data. ^C andrewtaylor@andrewtaylor-netbook:~$ ping www.vaughanking.co.uk PING www.vaughanking.co.uk (69.64.155.21) 56(84) bytes of data. ^C

Log in to your DNS provider and make sure that 'vaughanking.co.uk' points to 69.64.155.21 rather than 74.52.105.210. First I'd recommend you check with your host about this setup, they may have done this for a reason that isn't at first obvious.

Andrew

Answered almost 7 years ago by Andrew Taylor
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Using .htaccess you can force the non www address to load: http://www.programimi.com/2008/04/02/how-to-force-www-or-no-www-in-domain-name/

Answered almost 7 years ago by BPartch
  • This won't work in this instance as website.com isn't the same as www.website.com - Once they get their DNS sorted, they can of course apply the change as directed the web page you linked to. Andrew Taylor almost 7 years ago