It transpires there are 4 Domain Name Servers that route freeserve website visitors to the IP address where these websites live. Trouble is, two of these DNSs were pointing to an IP address that contained out of date versions of these websites.
So when website owners uploaded then checked online to see if their upload worked, if they happened to see the out of date version, they thought their upload had not worked.
The two DNSs that pointed to the wrong IP address have, at the time of writing, been disabled. The two remaining DNSs route visitors to the IP address that contains up to date versions of freeserve.co.uk, fsnet.co.uk, orangehome.co.uk, etc websites.
Edited by TechFree (Sun 16-Nov-14 16:27:09)