Hi all,

Here I’m going to explain about the familiar PORTS  which are all used in the hosting platform

If you are beginner in hosting industry, this article will definitely helps you to understand the usage of each PORTS

PORT :  21

Above Port is the  default PORT globally which has been used for FTP(File Transfer Protocol) , To access your FTP account you have to access it using Port 21

FTP which can be usable for uploading files/folders/compressed files to your server

PORT :  25 and 26

And next one is Port 25 and 26 which is globally for SMTP(Simple Mail Transfer Protocol), These Ports will be helpful at the time configuring mail account in local mail client

Mostly Port 25 will be opened in all servers/networks, If you can’t access the SMTP through Port 25, then you can try to access it using Port 26

PORT :  110 and 995

Its an default Ports for POP3 (Incoming mail server Protocol) , This Port needs to be used in configuring mail accounts in the local mail clients like Outlook, Mozilla Thunderbird

Here non-secured port is 110 and 995 is an Secured port for POP3 (Click here to learn how to configure mail account)

PORT :  143 and 993

Above ports are default ports assigned for IMAP connection, IMAP is an another variant of Incoming mail Server Protocol

Based on your mail configuration you can use the Non-SSL and SSL based ports at the time of mail configuration on your mail client

PORT :  2082 and 2083

Ports 2082 and  2083 are assigned for cPanel which are http and https connections respectively

cPanel is the one of the popular control panel in Linux platform

PORT :  2086 and 2087

Ports 2086 and  2087 are assigned for WHM control panel which is an master control panel for cPanel

You can access the WHM panel in both Non-SSL and SSL based connections using the above ports respectively

Using WHM panel you can manage the entire server without accessing your server via SSH, Due to that its called as master control panel

PORT :  2095 and 2096

These ports are assigned for webmail in cPanel/WHM, You can access the webmail using both Non-SSL and SSL based connections respectively

Webmail is an browser based interface to access the mail accounts based on cPanel/WHM control panel

PORT :  8880 and 8443

Above ports are assigned for Plesk Control panel which is familiar control panel for Windows based server platforms

8880 and 8443 are Non-SSL and SSL based connection ports respectively

PORT :  8666 and 8663

These are the ports assigned for NGASI control panel, NGASI control panel is an effective control panel which is used to deploy JAVA based applications

You can connect the NGASI control panel in both Non-SSL and SSL based connections respectively using above mentioned Ports

PORT :  3306

Above port is an default port for MySQL, MySQL is an open source database management system

To access the MySQL databases through remote tool you need this port, then only MySQL connection will be established

PORT :  1433 and 1434

These ports are assigned for MS-SQL database globally, MicroSoft-SQL is an licensed database management which is familiar in windows based server environment

To access MS-SQL database through remote tool, you have to connect via either 1433 or 1434 ports respectively

PORT :  22

Its an default port for SSH which is used for managing your server via terminal window

To avoid unauthorized access/increasing the server security , the SSH port will be customize by the server administrators/hosting providers

That’s all

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