Hello, how do I open ports 80 or 443? I am using windows 10

I am trying to request an SSL certificate for my website fitnessrows.com. I am running VPS hosting with vultr and my domain is linked from Godaddy. I tried requesting an SSL certificate using PUTTY but it said error most likely due to a firewall issue. I was advised that I need to open ports 80 or 443 inorder for that to work, any idea how I can do this on Windows 10?

Is your VPS running Windows 10? Because that's where you need to open those ports.


Port 80 (and 443 for HTTPS) are required anyway for a regular website to work.

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@Kay13 this is related to Can someone help me?

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Good point, Bruce.

@Kay13 Please continu in your previous thread linked by Bruce above. That's the same issue as you're having now. No need to complicate things by splitting the issue in two separate threads.

I'm closing this one :slight_smile: