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jajmon

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Burnsville, Minnesota
I know many offer web site space for their subscribers on their servers, but generally their TOS (terms of service) state that they don't allow for personal web severs and if you want that you need to upgrade your service (more $) Some ISP's will block the common tcp port 80 for web servers. There are ways around this of course, but if you are caught, you could loose your connection. You could consider this as an alternative to running a local server, of course you would have to have their banners.

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Chris_F

Chris_F

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Columbus, Ohio
No, that won't work. I want to run my own web server.

I've looked but I never see anything on ISP's web sites that says anything about signing up to be able to run a web server.
 

SK8

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Fort Wayne , In
Thats bc 99% of there users dont know how to run one, ive ran one before. Just use no-ip.com and run it out of a diffrent port, i ran port 65 and everything was neato!
 
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Chris_F

Chris_F

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I would much rather run my own domain out of port 80 and not be in violation of TOS. Anyone know of a ISP that will do this?
 

jajmon

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Burnsville, Minnesota
Chris_F said:
No, that won't work. I want to run my own web server.

I've looked but I never see anything on ISP's web sites that says anything about signing up to be able to run a web server.

Then do what SK8 said ^ and forward the tcpip port (80, 8080, 56 etc, whatever tcp port your local webserver is listening on) to the tcpip address of your local webserver (192.168.xxx.xxx) If your local server is listening on something other than the default of port 80,(say 8080) then on your browser address bar you will need to specify myservers-external-ip address:8080