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Change port 8443

Discussion in 'Plesk for Linux - 8.x and Older' started by eugenevdm, Feb 28, 2005.

  1. eugenevdm

    eugenevdm Silver Pleskian

    Nov 11, 2003
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    I'm evaluating Plesk reloaded and I would like to change the admin port from port 8443 to something else, such as port 443 or port 80. Please could someone tell me how to do this. I have searched high and low and it appears everyone does this in a different way. Is that an official SW-Soft way to do it? What is the most simple way to do it?
  2. lhenor

    lhenor Guest

    I believe this is configured in the apache configfile.

    Take a look at httpd.include in the apache config dir (psa_dir/apache/conf).

    However, if you change the options in the include file I guess it wil be overwritten by Plesk later. However, there are workarounds.. (i.e add a virtual server in httpd.conf ?)
    I don't know if Plesk support the port change as a variable? (anyone)

  3. Whistler

    Whistler Guest

    Why on earth would you run Plesk from port 80 or 443? These ports are used by the webserver running all your virtualhosts (http and https)?
  4. Wythrol

    Wythrol Guest

    now I understand Whistler.
  5. etan

    etan Guest

    I will give you one good reason.

    To bypass firewalls and proxy servers.

    If your at work and you have a strict firewall policy, you are not going to be able to access port 8443

    However setting it up on 443 fixes this problem.
  6. Whistler

    Whistler Guest

    Well, what about any sites needing to run ssl then? It wont be possible if you run a shared hosting. But if you run your administration from an exclusive ip, it makes more sense...?

    Anyway, I know the problem with firewalls, execept that port 8443 should normaly be open in firewalls as it's the proxy port for SSL (like 8080 is the normal used proxy port for port 80 - http).

    So if you run in a shared hosting and still wants to be able to use SSL on your virtual hosting, you might consider using port 8080 over port 8443 to running Plesk.