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How to port forward your windows VPS

Guide: Configuring Port Forwarding on a Windows VPS

Port forwarding on a Windows VPS involves configuring the Windows Firewall to allow inbound connections to specific ports. Here's a step-by-step guide to assist you through the process:

Step 1: Log in to your Windows VPS
- Log in to your Windows VPS using remote desktop or any other remote access method.

Step 2: Access Windows Defender Firewall with Advanced Security
- Open the Start menu and search for "Windows Defender Firewall with Advanced Security." Launch the application.

Step 3: Navigate to Inbound Rules
- In the Windows Defender Firewall with Advanced Security window, click on "Inbound Rules" in the left-hand pane.

Step 4: Create a New Inbound Rule
- In the right-hand pane, click on "New Rule..." to create a new inbound rule.

Step 5: Configure Rule Type
- In the New Inbound Rule Wizard, select the "Port" option and click "Next."

Step 6: Specify Protocol and Port
- Choose either "TCP" or "UDP," depending on the protocol your application requires, and specify the port number you want to forward. Click "Next."

Step 7: Set Rule Action
- Select "Allow the connection" and click "Next."

Step 8: Define Applicable Network Types
- Choose the network types for which you want to apply the rule (e.g., Domain, Private, Public). If you're unsure, select all three options and click "Next."

Step 9: Name and Describe the Rule
- Provide a name and optionally a description for the rule, then click "Finish."

Step 10: Finalize the Rule Creation
- The new rule will now be created and applied to the Windows Firewall. The specified port is now open and ready to accept incoming connections.

Remember, after configuring port forwarding on the Windows VPS, you may also need to adjust the application or service settings running on the VPS to listen on the specified port. Consult the documentation or settings of the specific application or service you want to use to ensure it is configured correctly.

Note: Keep in mind that port forwarding can expose your VPS to potential security risks. Ensure that you only open ports that are necessary for your intended purposes and that you have appropriate security measures in place, such as strong passwords and updated software, to protect your VPS.

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Updated on: 11/02/2024

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