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I have hosted a website on a server which is working fine when I browse from a client machine. However when I browse the same site from the server I get: "Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage."

The Internet is obviously working on the server. Whenever I ping the website from a Command Prompt I get replies, but when I browse it on server through a browser I always get the above message as if it is not able to reach the website.

Any guesses what the problem could be? I've checked the hosts file to see if there is anything strange in there but I found nothing.

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Are you able to browse the website through it's non-FQDN name (UNC) from the server?

For example, "http://servername/site.aspx" instead of "http://www.mydomain.com/site.aspx".

If you can, this may mean you have DNS issues on the machine hosting IIS.

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