How to change Tomcat default port ?

Tomcat by default runs on port number 8080, However there is high chance get a port conflict with others program. Sometime we just need to change the Tomcat port number.

Steps of changing the Tomcat Port

1) Locate server.xml in {Tomcat installation folder}\ conf \

2) Find following similar statement


 <!-- Define a non-SSL HTTP/1.1 Connector on port 8180 -->
    <Connector port="8080" maxHttpHeaderSize="8192"
               maxThreads="150" minSpareThreads="25" maxSpareThreads="75"
               enableLookups="false" redirectPort="8443" acceptCount="100"
               connectionTimeout="20000" disableUploadTimeout="true" />

or


    <!-- A "Connector" represents an endpoint by which requests are received
         and responses are returned. Documentation at :
         Java HTTP Connector: /docs/config/http.html (blocking & non-blocking)
         Java AJP  Connector: /docs/config/ajp.html
         APR (HTTP/AJP) Connector: /docs/apr.html
         Define a non-SSL HTTP/1.1 Connector on port 8080
    -->
    <Connector port="8080" protocol="HTTP/1.1" 
               connectionTimeout="20000" 
               redirectPort="8443" />

3) About Tomcat’s server.xml file cites it’s runs on port 8080. Change the Connector port=”8080″ port to any other port number.

For example


 <Connector port="8181" protocol="HTTP/1.1" 
               connectionTimeout="20000" 
               redirectPort="8443" />

Above statement instruct Tomcat server runs on port 8181.

4) Edit and save the server.xml file. Restart Tomcat. Done

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saurabh
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saurabh

Very useful comment. i was looking for changing Tomcat Port and got the response.

thanks

dhirendra
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dhirendra

thanks

Madhu
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Madhu

Thanks

Echo
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Echo

you have to also change the shutdown port…

Rakesh
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Rakesh

thanks its useful to beginners

servletworld
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servletworld

Nice tutorial, This tutorial explains how to change the HTTP port, shutdown port and AJP port http://www.servletworld.com/tomcat/howto-change-tomcat-port.html

Ruby
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Ruby

Nice tutorial. I love your site..
Some more similar tutorial that may help others
http://www.raistudies.com/tomcat/change-port-number-of-tomcat-server/

Thank You

ildolce
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ildolce

Hi.

I have a problem.
I’ve changed the port in server.xml because I have this port with other application.
I start tomcat server from catabalina.bat perfect in the new port.
I change the port for tomcat in XAMP.INI with the new port.
Restart the computer.
And I try again to start tomcat server from XAMP console but I see log as “Busy port – Tomcat 8080”.
The tomcat server start but I want to avoid this message in the xamp console.

What Can I do?

siva
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siva

great….but not working for me….iam encountering some more problems……pls help me

rahul
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rahul

thanks a lot, it is working very fine.

Shivam
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Shivam

thanks a lot. Its working properly……

Jomblick J
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Jomblick J

Should we change shutdown port also? what is the purpose of that shutdown port ??

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Vijaya
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Vijaya

Great! Thanks a lot for your effort and help.

Rakesh K Satyam
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Rakesh K Satyam

Thanks

clara
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clara

thank u so much.it is now working properly.

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imran
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thank you verry much .so solved my unending problems……

Ranjeet Ranjan
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Ranjeet Ranjan

Hi,
My application is running on http://msizzler.com:8080/lin/ but I want it should run on http://msizzler.com/lin/ please let me know how I can do that.

szlynas
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szlynas

rename your application war file to ROOT.war

Rahul Danwade
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Rahul Danwade

hi ,
I have changed my apache tomcat port no to 8181 and 9090 but server was not able to start.
I have also checked log files and it shown BindException can you suggest me how to get rid of it.

lynas
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lynas

Need to see stack trace to help you out. or ask about that in stackoverflow

vignesh
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vignesh

thanks budyy it really works

Saurabh Agrawal
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Saurabh Agrawal

is there any command by which we can customize this port?

Anon Nimo
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Anon Nimo

Amazing, very easy to follow and complete guide like always! thank you

Vlad
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Vlad

Great guide but I had to change the debug port (default 8000) from startup.bat. Now I can run 2 instances of tomcat in parallel. Thank you !

Jayani
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Jayani

Thank you! This works 🙂

Jayashree
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Jayashree

Hi,

I need to several modules for an application.

Now all are running under 8080.

URL looks like : http://localhost:8080//statuscheck/ http://localhost:8080/reports/.
I want reports alone to be moved to some other port. I tried aading another service in the server.xml. But it doesnt work.
Any help would be appreciated.
Regards,
Jayashree

Salisu Suleiman Umar
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Salisu Suleiman Umar

I like how Mr. Mkyong give a good simple explained that help and i will also help other as a developer.
Thanks…Thanks…Thanks.

Vanisri Patro
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Vanisri Patro

hello freind,

Please help me…I have tomcat in xampp whose default port no=8080 but at that port I am running oracle…when I am trying to change the port no of tomcat…again it is saying that tomcat is in 8080 port no but it is not so..

Here is the snapshot of server.xml where i changed to 9000….is it ok.


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Lakmal udayanga Balasooriya
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Lakmal udayanga Balasooriya

Thanks mate It work like charm 😀