You already answered what I was talking about, in the past I had s IIS website and for the forum part of the site I used the apache for that with the link being the /forum on the site, and had a different port access to the forum, I was just verifying that I had to have both the IIS and apache on different ports, basically I was seeking confirmation that I had to keep them on seperate ports, even though there are multiple sites on my server, using both formats. So now I know if I host sites with forums I have to have the site name with:different port/forum, for the sites forum, for the IIS sites and for the ones with the apache, that would be the normal link anyway. Which is no big hassle, just have to remember for the sites with the IIS, that have forums, I have to put in the port number to the apache for their forums, that is all. Thanks for the reply and help.
and the example mysite.com was my example, the mysite.com is on IIS, and the forum is on apache. for some reason the forum program likes to wor with apache php setup, than IIS php setup, so I run my forums through the apache, here is the example of how I do the site to the forums for now, I was trying to see how I can connect to the forum without having to have the : and port number in the website address to connect to the forum in apache.
mysite.com this is the IIS site without the apache
mysite.com:88/forum this is basically how I am linking it to the forum
I guess this may explain more what I was talking about, I was wanting to know how to link them without having to show the port for the apache, so the website connect to the forum looks cleaner, basically not having to show the :88 port connect. Does this help on the question?