Understanding Ports

Guys can u demystify Ports??

Which type of port are you talking about? And have you heard of this phenomenal little website called Wikipedia?

Hardware port: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer_port_(hardware)

Software port: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer_port_(software)

No the ports related to internet! Like port 80, 8080, port forwarding n stuff!!

Thats a software port.... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TCP_and_UDP_port

An IP is like the address of the house, and the port would be the door through which you can enter or exit the house! Of course a house can have many doors.