What is Port Checker?
Port Checker is a simple and free online tool for checking open ports on your computer/device, often useful in testing port forwarding settings on a router.
For instance, if you're facing connection issues with a program (email, IM client etc) then it may be possible that the port required by the application is getting blocked by your router's firewall or your ISP. In such cases, this tool might help you in diagnosing any problem with firewall setup.
You could also find this useful for security purpose, in case you're not sure whether a particular port is open or closed.
If you host and play games like Minecraft, use this checker to make sure the server port(25565) is configured properly for port forwarding, then only your friends will be able to connect to your server.
Most Commonly Used Ports
Port numbers ranges from 1 to 65535, out of which well known ports are pre-defined as convention by IANA.
- 0-1023 - Well known ports (HTTP, SMTP, DHCP, FTP etc)
- 1024-49151 - Reserved Ports
- 49152-65535 - Dynamic/Private Ports
Well known Ports
- 20 & 21 - FTP (File Transfer Protocol)
- 22 - SSH (Secure Shell)
- 23 - Telnet, a Remote Login Service
- 25 - SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol)
- 53 - DNS (Domain Name System)
- 80 - HTTP (Hypertext Transfer Protocol)
- 110 - POP3 (Post Office Protocol 3)
- 115 - SFTP (Secure File Transfer Protocol)
- 123 - NTP (Network Time Protocol)
- 143 - IMAP (Internet Message Access Protocol)
- 161 - SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol
- 194 - IRC (Internet Relay Chat)
- 443 - SSL / HTTPS (Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure)
- 445 - SMB
- 465 - SMTPS (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol over SSL)
- 554 - RTSP (Real Time Stream Control Protocol)
- 873 - RSYNC (RSYNC File Transfer Services)
- 993 - IMAPS (Internet Message Access Protocol over SSL)
- 995 - POP3S (Post Office Protocol 3 over SSL)
- 3389 - RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol)
- 5631 - PC Anywhere
- 3306 - MySQL
- 5432 - PostgreSQL
- 5900 - VNC
- 6379 - Redis
- 11211 - Memcached
- 25565- Minecraft