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    A server is a computer that ‘serves’ the network that it is connected to. It performs functions that are useful to the network. For example, there are file servers that store data and print servers that handle the network printing jobs. Businesses and other institutions often use servers to store important, possibly confidential, information and allow multiple users to access a single database via the Internet. Servers are also used for web hosting purposes to allow users to create a website and store that website’s files on a public storage device rather than on the user’s personal computer.

    What is a DNS?

    The DNS (Domain Name System) is an Internet service that translates between domain names and IP addresses. It is responsible for managing domain names for all websites currently hosted on the World Wide Web. This allows users to enter a name that is easy to remember into a browser’s address bar rather than a series of numbers. For example, the DNS allows Google, which actually uses all IP addresses ranging from to, to appear as “Google” in the address bar.


    What does the “Cannot Find Server or DNS” Error Message Mean?

    A “Cannot Find Server or DNS” Error is a message that may appear when a user attempts to access a specific website. In many cases, it occurs when the user accesses his/her browser homepage, causing much frustration. The “Cannot Find Server or DNS Error” message means one of two things: the user’s Internet service is not available or the server in question is currently inaccessible via the Internet. While both of these situations are common, the former occurs much more frequently, especially in wireless networks.

    How to Fix a “Cannot Find Server or DNS” Error

    In order to fix a “Cannot Find Server or DNS” error, the user must first establish whether it is his/her own Internet service or a specific server that is unavailable. This can be done by simply visiting several websites. If one website is unavailable while all other websites are still accessible, that website’s server is malfunctioning or undergoing maintenance, in which case the user cannot correct the error. Contrastingly, if all websites are unavailable, the user’s Internet service is not producing a strong enough signal (in the case of wireless networks), the modem has been physically altered in a way that caused the Internet to stop working, or the user’s Internet service has been suspended. The user must ensure that all cables are properly connected and all devices are turned on. If the user’s Internet service has been suspended, the user should contact his/her Internet Service Provider (ISP).

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    1. Alex

      27 March, 2017 at 2:58 am

      I’m not sure which is worse, the article or all the whining about it. If it’s so useless, then why are you going to waste even more time bitching about it? You’re all a bunch boobs!!

    2. Teri Raia

      27 October, 2016 at 4:14 am

      Totally useless article

    3. Teri Raia

      27 October, 2016 at 4:12 am


    4. GrtBlu

      23 October, 2016 at 7:26 pm

      I completely solved the problem, found the solution on the web, can’t find the link however read on: . Essentially you change your DNS server with settings in control panel. PROBLEM SOLVED: Go to Control Panel, Click “change adapter settings”, From list of network adaptors, select the one you’re currently using (often only one) In pop up menu select”dProperties”, Select “Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4), Click on “properties”, Enter one or more of the following DNS addresses:, or or or 208.67.222,220 . DONE and NO MORE ANNOYING DNS ERRORS.

      • dovis

        10 November, 2016 at 9:41 pm

        dude thank u ! other websites was ok but fb or instagram was error, ty 🙂

      • the TRUTH

        10 December, 2016 at 2:13 am

        having the same problem but on macbook air. my DNS are or still not working

    5. Superboy 60

      27 September, 2016 at 4:04 pm

      Tell us something we don’t know. This is useless.

    6. Angel Rodriguez

      2 August, 2016 at 7:14 pm

      If we have come here, it should probably be assumed that we checked the cable, and maybe even that we accessed the site from another network and it worked. Give us a break!

    7. ScroteeJones

      10 June, 2016 at 7:19 pm

      8======D BIG JUICY PENIS FOR YOU!!!!

    8. Antonio Dávila

      27 May, 2016 at 8:05 pm

      this is a crap of article…

    9. Darren K

      22 May, 2016 at 11:49 am

      useless trash

    10. MrBowJingles

      23 April, 2016 at 8:26 pm

      I’ll unblock ads when I think I can get something useful out of this. This article is a pristine example of why you should spend a little more when outsourcing article writing projects. Nonsensical fluff piece.

      • ICrimy

        4 May, 2016 at 1:41 pm

        Yup, it’s trash.

    11. Cassie

      5 April, 2016 at 3:52 pm

      I have to agree with the others. This article is a pretty big waste of bandwidth.

    12. Kristin Nicole Howard

      29 March, 2016 at 12:30 am

      It was a nice artle except for the part about FIXING the issue. Assholes. Stop lying.

    13. Kevin Brine

      23 March, 2016 at 10:07 pm

      Where’s the “fix” part of this article which claims to fix the error.

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