How do I run a server with Cox residential?

I want to install a server for testing and learning about networking. I want to use my Cox connection from home with my one home computer. Just for educational purposes. I am not running a business. I want to just put up a home page and learn with my own computer. But when I tried to connect the server to the Internet, then it wouldnt let me. I found out that Cox Blocks port 80 and all other ports that are used to run home servers. They told me that I have to pay extra money if I want to run my own server and it is considered a business. I told them that I am a student and I am just testing and learning with my own computer. But they refused to unblock port 80. My question is this: Is there a way to get around this? I use a COM21 Box. Thank you for your time in advance.

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Tom Goodman
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Should be no problem there.

Still no problem.

You should still be able to connect to your web server. Try address http://localhost/

That is how I do it.

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Bit Twister

You can put your server on an non-standard port number. On the browser end, you just have to specify that port number as part of the URL. For example, if you put the server on port #1234, you'd add :1234, to the URL. Pick a port above 1024, as those ports are not likely to be blocked.

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James Knott

Trying to steal the thunder from Arnold, (Tom Goodman) on 16 Oct 2004 14:46:30 -0700 spoke:

A web server can be on ANY port,

You just add a colon and the port number to the URL...

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Never anonymous Bud

alot of people will run their web servers at :8080....

shockie B)

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you might also need to use port forwarding if using a router shockie B)

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