My ISP providered has blocked port 80...so if you want to host a website on your computer at home you have to pay double the service charge to get port 80 available. Any one know how to get around this?
Yes I have full internet access. The ISP provider gives you a router/modem with high speed internet which they call the Residentail Package. You have to purchase the server package which is double the cost which then gives you port 80.
if they block port 80 you would not be able to get on the internet. are they using some type of vpn for your connection, and even then they would have to allow port 80
no, they block inbound port 80 to stop people running webservers
you could run your server on another port like :79 but then you would have to append the port number to the address when accessing it. Also, it would almost certainly be aginst your TOS and get you fined or banned
Farhan what ate you doing? This is about computers not sex. Don't be silly ok.
Moderator is correct, they will block inbound port 80. They have to. Because they do the hosting as well (most ISPs). :D. Others will get connection timeouts if so.
You can use this tool to verify. http://www.dyndns.com/support/tools/openport.html
Fortunately you can use this tool to solve the issue (with an alternate port) http://www.dyndns.com/services/webredirect/
However they will charge a 25$s annually to host your own domain with dynamic IP. A very low cost. You can use a name they provide for free if you are not looking for top level domains. There are other free services as well.
The problem is that if we do that we may have not be able to find any ISPs most probably. :D It is a bad thing but in our point of view, but from their point of view it is good. Not just to protect their web business but also to load balance and security. There will be lots of issues and security issues. And also bandwidth usage and billing issues. So they will not allow to run Web Servers using that port.