So I've been working on this problem for days now. I have the needed ports forwarded plus more opened just in case, I've tried changing ports.conf to listen to a different port for testing and still no results. I do see some people who have been through similar problems but none of the solutions have helped. Since I've never had problem port forwarding before I assume its not my router or ISP. If I try netstat -tulpn | grep ":80" I get this.

Results from netstat -tulpn | grep ":80"

These are the ports open on my network, As you can see I have more open then needed just because I have been trying many things out to get this to work. And the port 22 is for my SSH which does work outside my network. But this web-server doesn't. is the address to my pi which is connected to the network through WLAN. It's static and doesn't change. Ports open

These are the firewall settings, I don't see much here so I assume its not the problem? Could, of course, be wrong.
Firewall info

This is an nmap scan I did to try and show if port 80 is open nmap info

This is the ports file located in /etc/apache2/ports.conf I did hear that some ISP's block port 80 so I have changed this to a different port before with the 000-default.conf file too. enter image description here

000-default.conf file enter image description here

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    looks like your server is only listening on ipv6 - so port forwarding ipv4 won't help Jan 15, 2020 at 7:25
  • Please don't post pictures of text. Instead paste the text direct into the question.
    – Ingo
    Jan 15, 2020 at 12:11
  • Does port forwarding only work for IPv4 addresses? So I have to make my server also listen to IPv4?
    – Mnai
    Jan 15, 2020 at 12:23

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After doing some research I have found that my ISP blocks traffic from port 80. So port forwarding won't do much. What I am able to do is change the site to be hosted on port 8443. But since the default port that http is connected to is 80 that means I have to do www.websitename.com:8443 every time to access it. Once my internet providers give me access to switching the (port block) off, on port 80 (which I think they will be adding it soon) then I should be fine with the apache default setting. But since I already changed my configuration to host it on 8443 I am thinking I can just redirect traffic to go from 80 to 8443 via port forwarding. But I will have to wait until I can unblock 80. This is what I've followed THIS to get the site hosted on 8443 but I did have to change some things because of the apache2 version I am using. Here are the changes I had to make.


Listen 8080

<IfModule ssl_module>
        Listen 8443

<IfModule mod_gnutls.c>
        Listen 8443


<VirtualHost *:8443>
        ServerAdmin webmaster@localhost
        DocumentRoot /var/www/html


<IfModule mod_ssl.c>
    <VirtualHost _default_*:8443>
            ServerAdmin webmaster@localhost

            DocumentRoot /var/www/html


This goes at the bottom of the file

ServerName raspberrypi
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    – Ingo
    Feb 16, 2020 at 11:30

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