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Why port 2082?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by JeroenB, Oct 7, 2004.

  1. JeroenB

    JeroenB Member

    Jul 22, 2003
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    I wonder why port 2082 is used by cPanel. Can anybody tell me why cPanel doesn't use port 80 and why it uses port 2082 and not another port? Thanks.
  2. chirpy

    chirpy Well-Known Member

    Jun 15, 2002
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    Go on, have a guess
    The reason is that cPanel, the actual UI, needs to run using it's own web server configuration. Since it is running using a different apache binary and a separate configuration, it cannot bind to the same port that the user account websites are running on (i.e. port 80), so they need to run it on a different port. RFC's recommend that any non-standard application (which the cPanel UI is) runs on a port > 1023. I don't know why they picked 2082, but that is what it is, along with the other ports cPanel users: 2083 for cPanel over SSL; 2086 for WHM; 2087 for WHM over SSL; etc.
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