Here's my scenario: -
I've made a new web application within SharePoint 2010 via the GUI. This went ahead with no problems. From here, I've created the root site, which also reported no problems. Having checked the ULS, both of these can be confirmed as working fine. Upon browsing to the root site url, I get the infamous "Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage."
My fixes thus far have been
- Rebooting IIS
- Flushing the DNS
- Adding a binding in IIS
It doesn't show up if I try and ping it either.
My set-up Single Box Dev Machine SharePoint 2010 Enterprise SP1
I've googled some of the typical fixes and would like to use this as an educational piece too, hence my asking it here. I'd like to pick up things such aswhy does this happen and how can I avoid it in the future.