Change port of owncloud



I wanted to change the port of owncloud from 80/443 to another port, since they are occupied. In which configuration files should I change the port. I changed it in /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf in the Listen field, but I didn’t work. So I guess I have to change in other files aswell right?


(Artem Fedai) #2

Please create your OWN VIrtualhost with Listen 8888 parameter :slight_smile:

(Giacomo Sanchietti) #3

I suppose NethServer is not your gateway.
In this case I suggest to create a port forward from another port, example: from port 8080 of you gateway to port 80 of NS.


You mean in the /etc/httpd/nethserver.d right?

(Artem Fedai) #5

Nope, you need to create custom template for


mkdir -p /etc/e-smith/templates-custom/etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf

vi /etc/e-smith/templates-custom/etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf/80I_vhosts

Listen 8888
NameVirtualHost *:8888

            ServerAdmin nas@
           <Directory /var/www/html/owncloud>
            AllowOverride All
            php_flag magic_quotes_gpc off

Than run

signal-event nethserver-httpd-update

DO not forget about firewall :slight_smile:

(Giacomo Sanchietti) #6

Please before digging into template-custom and changing the default httpd configuration, @craaaft share your environment configuration.

There is no reason to change the httpd port on NS if there isn’t another service running on port 80.


We have a router as default gateway and a server. Port 80/443 is already used by another server (Windows Server) that belongs to someone else. So I wanted to use Port 666 as the ownCloud port. I already configured Port Forwarding on the Router.

(Giacomo Sanchietti) #8

This is a very common scenario, you don’t need to change any port on NS.
Simply create a port forward with a different source port than 80/443.

  • gateway:8080 -> ns:80
  • gateway:8443 -> ns:443

Then you will be able to access ownCloud installation from you public IP on port 8080 and 8443.


Where can I do those configurations?

Oh I see now - didn’t have the firewall package installed.

(Giacomo Sanchietti) #10

You have to change the port forward into your router/gateway, not on NS.


Ok so I checked and you can’t do such a configuration on the router we have. I guess I will try out @Nas idea.


Are you sure there aren’t any advanced options available, it’s the rare, crappy router that doesn’t allow forwarding to alt ports.

(Filippo Carletti) #13

You can also create port forward on nethserver itself.
external:8443 -> nethserver:8843 -> localhost:443

(Artem Fedai) #14

We should provide all possible solutions and then topic starter can choose which suits him most.

We should not criticize equipment; not all people can afford the hi-end equipment.




Do you mean in the Port Forwarding register after installing the firewall?

(Artem Fedai) #17

Yes, actually it can be done with internal NS firewall.


The port forward chain looks like this at the moment
router:8843 -> nethserver:8843 -> localhost:443

OK, it works now - I just added the public ip to the trusted domains. It is pretty slow though - might be because of my slow internet connection. I will check it out later.