My ISP is blocking port 80. How can I host my own site?
Posted by Trey T on 03 January 2013 10:07 PM

If your ISP is blocking port 80, and you'd like for people to be able to access www.yourdomain.com and get to your server at home, please do the following:

 

1) Setup your home web server to run on another port.  In this example we'll use port 8080.  Make sure your ISP isn't blocking this port.  You may have to try several ports before you find one that your ISP isn't blocking.

 

2) Setup www.yourdomain.com.  Add a redirect so that it redirects to http://www2.yourdomain.com:8080/

 

3) Add www2.yourdomain.com and create an A record for this.  You may use dynamic DNS to update this A record -- you can find help on this in the help section at http://www.sitelutions.com/help/

 

4) Make sure your broadband router is configured to forward any traffic for port 8080 to the appropriate server on your network.

 

5) That's it.  When people access www.yourdomain.com, they should be redirected to www2.yourdomain.com:8080 and have access to your site.

 

Thanks,
Sitelutions Support

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