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Have WHD and Apache running on port 80

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Updated: October 24, 2016


If you need to have Apache running on port 80, you can allow it to proxy requests to the Web Help Desk on port 8081. This will make it appear as if he application is running on port 80.


  • All versions of WHD



  1. In the whd.conf file, which can be found at webhelpdesk/conf:
    1. Leave the DEFAULT_PORT=8081.
    2. Set the URL_DEFAULT_PORT=80.
  2. Enable the mod_proxy module in your Apache install. Documentation for mod_proxy is available here:
  3. Add the following lines at the end of your Apache configuration file (httpd.conf), then restart Apache:
    1. ProxyPass /helpdesk http://localhost:8081/helpdesk.
    2. ProxyPassReverse /helpdesk http://localhost:8081/helpdesk.




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22:22, 23 Oct 2016