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Running a webserver with a blocked port 80?

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Is it possible to run a webserver even theough my ISP blocked port 80? Can I put something like this into the browser bar?

mywebsite.com:8080?

Is there a way to do that? If not, can is there any workarounds? This will be a personal server, with nobody accessing it, except for me.

Thanks
post #2 of 7
Nope, not unless you pay for a business account. Most residential ISPs in the US will block outbound ports 25 and 80 among others, and prohibit ANY manner of server hosting. Right now only Qwest and Optimum Online allow servers and leave such ports unblocked on residential services.
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Yes it can easily be done by not using port 80. First port forward 8080 to the server on your router. Then open that port in Windows firewall, and if you're using IIS set it to use 8080 as well. I use this method to track my folding stats on the go.
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Yep totally possible. Just need to configure your hosting software to listen on that port (can be any unused one that's properly forwarded). And that's exactly how you put it in your browser bar.
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Nope, not unless you pay for a business account. Most residential ISPs in the US will block outbound ports 25 and 80 among others, and prohibit ANY manner of server hosting. Right now only Qwest and Optimum Online allow servers and leave such ports unblocked.

I access my folding stats on port 80 at www.vikki.dnsalias.net with no problems and I'm using centurylink.
    
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post #5 of 7
Yes, http://your.ip:8080 will work just fine. Just be sure to forward it through your router to the correct machine.
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If you're using dyndns.org they can redirect it on their end so you don't have to type the port
    
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post #7 of 7
Sign up and get started with ZoneEdit
Www.zoneEdit.com
Make your web server listen on port number like "6000" or "5000"


Check to see if your web server works by in a browser using a URL: http://3.4.5.6:6000/. Use the port number that you're listening on and the real IP address of your machine.


Add the "IP Address" for your web server in ZoneEdit: "ww2.domainname.com" points to "ip address".


Add a Web Forward entry for your domain called "www.domainname.com" that points to http://ww2.domainname:6000/

Turn cloaking of and let people know of the addy ->http://ww2.domainname.com:6000
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