Changing the port in which apache starts

by rajesh 2007-05-16 08:15:28

Apache service by default uses the port 80. It listens for request on port 80.

When ever you type http://localhost or any domain name like http://hscripts.com, the request is sent to the respective server at port 80.

So, http://hscripts.com is equivalent to calling http://hioxindia.com:80 Both will give you the same result.

If required we can use a different port to start the apache server.

For starting apache in a different port, say 8080

Edit the httpd.conf file
E.g: Where httpd.conf will be present?
[in Windows]
C:\Program Files\Apache\Apache2.2\conf/httpd.conf

[in Linux]
/etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf


in httpd.conf search for the line "Listen 80". Listen is the property that manages the port apache uses. Now change 80 to a different port say 8080

Example:

Listen 8080


Restart Apache for the configuration change to take effect. Now you can connect to the server by using the new port. To connect to the server use http://localhost:8080 or http://servername:8080

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