Hi! I'm trying to find a way to check if people can see my server at home which I'm trying (so far un-sucessfuly) to set up. I need to be able to go somewhere and see my site like it would see it (if it even works). It always shows up for me but not for other people. So, just a place that will show me what my page looks like to viewers. Thanks!
Okay. I know most of that, but how do I enable port 80? I know that's the most common http port.
I don't have a router. Thanks! *goes off to the help files*
One final question - Does anyone know of any good firewalls that will allow you to open port 80? I use ZoneAlarm but it doesn't let you in the free version. I need a free one. Thanks!
If you do not have any firewall softwares previously installed, then port 80 is OPEN by default. The only possibility that people cannot access is that:
1. Your ISP has blocked port 80.
2. You have not configured Windows Firewall to allow port 80.
Windows XP does have that firewall thing activated by defaul ... you should fin d in connection properties something to disable it or even enable port 80 connections.
I got it working on port 8080, but not 80. I think my ISP has blocked it. You can quit replying now...