I have my iPhone Apple push notifications (APNS) working in php on my own machine. I do not block port 2195 outgoing, but it seems HostGator does and is reluctant to open up the port. I'd imagine many web hosts are the same, but I'm wondering if anyone's found one that does not block 2195 and 2196.

I realize I could use a VPS to do this, but I'd like to keep costs down, I'm not sending out a lot of notifications, and I know the very simple php scripts I've got created do work.

Accepted Answer

I was finally able to do this through BlueHost.com I signed up for the dedicated IP address for and additional $2.50 per month then they were willing to open ports 2195 and 2196 for me.

Jennifer

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