Hello, I’ve been web hosting on a shared server with Hostgator for a while now but…
I just wrote a neat little server application that needs to listen through an open TCP port for connections. Hostgator, like just about every other web hosting surfaces, does not allow opening ports on a shared server. As a dedicated server service is ten times as expensive as a shared service I’m a wee bit miffed.
On a forum someone mentioned DreamHost doesn’t close the higher ports. If I hosted with DreamHost would they allow (and assist me with) opening ports to run server applications.
Please note, the open ports do not need to be accessable from outside a firewall. They only need to be accessable from the web server locally on the same machine.
Does anyone have any advice?