Open New Ports

What is a port?

A port is a unique identification number used to share a single physical connection to a packet-switched network like the Internet. A port is associated with an IP address of the host, as well as the type of protocol used for communication.

A port is identified for each address and protocol by a 16-bit number, commonly known as the port number. The port number, added to a computer's IP address, creates a unique destination address for a communications session. Data is sent to a specific destination IP address, and then routed further to the specific process for that port number.

Example: cPanel uses port number 2082 for logging in. You can thus access your control panel via your domain name or IP address, plus the port:
http://yourdomain.com:2082
http://123.45.67.8:2082
Replace the above with your own domain name or IP address.

For security reasons, many unused ports are closed by default. In certain circumstances, we can open those ports for you (see below).

Can you give me access to a specific port number?

Shared and Reseller

We can only open outbound ports on these types of accounts. Please contact us via phone or Live Chat with this request. Be sure to include the reason why you need this access.

Windows Shared

Please note that this is not available for our Windows Shared Hosting plans.

Dedicated Server and VPS

Dedicated Server and VPS accounts can open new inbound and outbound ports. Please contact us via phone or Live Chat with this request.

What port numbers can you open?

On the plans where this is possible (see above), we can open any port as long as it is not used for a malicious purpose.