I've been having trouble setting up a web testing server on my home computer and I found out that my ISP provider, Verizon Fios, has been blocking port 80. The only way they will unblock it is for me to spend $100 a month extra in order to get a business account and static ip. I am NOT doing this. I only need to test websites and templates for my future clients and it doesn't make sense to pay so much more when I'm not earning any money yet.
I tried to use different solutions such as port forwarding through No-IP, and I have used Simple Port Forwarding software without success. I am also a little reluctant to create a server on my computer because I heard that it goes against Verizon's terms of service. I don't want to risk having my account shut down.
But I thought of a solution. I have a VPS account with 1 & 1 and I was thinking about testing out my websites remotely instead of locally. Has anyone done this before? If so, what was your experience? Does anyone have any advice for me?
I'd really appreciate any advice that anyone may have.