ADSL, Pipex Blocks my Web Access, Weirdly!

I’ve got a weird problem with my internet access. I can access any website except my own, like this one!
Specifically, all my domains hosted at ixWebhosting, I can’t see from my PC or any other in the house using any browser.
I can access my domain host’s control panel, but bizarrely, the File Manager (Webshell3) is also blocked somehow…

I’ve finally managed to get some sort of access (which is how I’m writing this 😉 ) via an anonymous web proxy. Certain fancy things don’t work, like this post’s editor, but I’ve managed to get my plugins working after I’d previously deleted a few using an FTP client, CoreFTP.

So now it’s the weekend. I’m not paying 10p a minute or whatever to sit in a phone queue to Pipex, so I’ll have to wait till Monday for the normal support staff to read my curiously detailed emails that I’ve sent them…

In all this, the people at ixWebhosting were very good. I thought the problem lay with them in Columbus, Ohio initially, but they said everything worked at their end. This was using the neat live chat facility they have.
Later, I sent a standard support ticket message and got a reply detailing all the tests they’d done.

It was at this point I had the idea of looking at my sites via a proxy as I didn’t fancy a trip to the local internet cafe and my office is closed for the weekend!

I could also have posted from my backend mySQL database as I have all that functionality. It’s just weird. I reckon it’s a cronky caching process on the Pipex firewall…

Ah well! Watch this space for interezzzzzting developmentzzzzz………

By Strangely

Founding member of the band Crawling Chaos from the North-East of England