Is a port also known as a peripheral device?
A computer port is a hardware or virtual device (software) that
allows data to pass from one area to another of the PC's hardware
and/or software environment. The Periphial device is usually a
hardware device the needs to interface with the appropriate port in
order to send, receive or interact with the PC and other devices
attached to the PC. An example would be somthime like a USB
(universal serial bus) external hardive attached to a USB port in
order to read and write data.