How to Fix Some Websites Not Loading/Opening in Browser
On average, a computer user opens 20 to 30 websites in a single browsing session. There’s nothing wrong with opening unlimited websites at a single browsing session, but there are times when certain websites fail to open.
While browsing the web, we often came across a site that doesn’t loads or opens in any web browser. This thing happens due to several reasons like the site might have server issues, expired domain, redirect error, host errors, etc.
Whatever might be the reason, if a particular website is not opening on your computer, then there are few workarounds that you need to do. As there could be multiple reasons why you’re not able to open any particular website, we have shared some general methods to fix the website related problems on a computer.
So, let’s check out the list of best troubleshooting methods to try when you are unable to open or display any particular website or webpage 2019.
1. Content Issues
The site that you are about to visit might have been blocked by the government for the creation and spreading of illegal or censored content. This merely happens with many of the websites every year and this could not be solved at all. Although VPN and proxies can bypass the block, we never recommend the use of VPN to bypass websites that are blocked by the authorities.
- Solution: You can get past such restrictions using various proxy servers, Virtual Private Network (VPN), The Onion Router (Tor).
2. Server misbehaving
Web sites use hosting to save their important data on storage and present it on the internet. This is all done by the servers for that hosts, if there comes any issue with the servers then nothing could be done to solve the issue with the website loading as only the server owners or the companies could solve that issue.
There can be multiple reasons a server might run out of service like power outage, a DDoS attack, or hardware issue. In the case of data centers, chances of a power outage are very less as they have different backup options. So, in such situations, you need to wait until the website owner fixes the problem.
3. Web Browser Faults
If your friend is able to visit the site, but you can’t, then you can blame it all to the web browser. This thing mostly happens due to the cache, cookies or the certificate errors of the browser. In such a scenario, you need to reset or reinstall the web browser. You can read our article – How To Fix Not Enough Memory To Open This Page Error On Chrome to fix chrome issues. You can also use other web browsers to check whether the problem is with the web browser or not.
4. Computer Issues
If you are able to visit the website from other devices like smartphones or tablets, computer software like the firewall, antivirus software might be blocking the websites. To solve the issue you could disable the firewall on your Computer and also disable the antivirus software.
5. Router Defects
Sometimes, router problems also leads to unnecessary errors like website not opening. The problem relies on the DNS servers that the router is using. So, you need to change the DNS server addresses and restart the router to fix some websites not opening on browser problem.
5. Flush DNS Cache
Some Windows 10 users have claimed that they have fixed some website not loading in browser error by flushing the DNS Cache. So, in this step, you need to flush the DNS cache to fix website not loading error message. To Flush the DNS Cache, right-click on the Windows Key and select ‘Command Prompt (Admin)’. On the Command Prompt window, type in ‘ipconfig /flushdns‘ and hit Enter button. Once done, restart your PC to fix the problem.
6. Use Different DNS
Every website you search on the internet is resolved using the DNS server. Sometimes few websites don’t load when the DNS server fails to get the exact response from your browser or the DNS servers aren’t working correctly due to faults. You could try to switch to another DNS server, there are lots of servers available for the public like Google Public DNS and OpenDNS, etc. For the list of best Public DNS servers, check out the article – Top 20 Best Free And Public DNS Servers
7. Disable Network Adapters
Desktop computers and Laptops now have both wired and wireless network cards to connect with the internet. These two cards are meant to operate simultaneously, but they create lots of problems including websites not opening. Lots of Windows 10 users on Microsoft Forums have claimed that they have fixed the website not opening problems by disabling the unused network adapters. To disable Network Adapter, Open Network and Sharing center > Change Adapter Settings. There disable all adapters except the connected one.
So, these are some of the best methods that would help you to fix some website not loading/opening in any web browser. I hope this article helped you, share it with your friends as well.