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Installing Jira on web server


I have a cpanel dedi server with Hostgator which runs my main website and a few others, can Jira be installed to run on my website and if so are there instructions anywhere on how to do this? I have full root priveledges if needed.

Thanks and I look forward to your prompt reply


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Mostly your provider has only port 80 allowed to be accessed. Shutdown any other http processes (httpd, apache) and change the port number in the server.xml for the JIRA installation to port 80 and start it up. If you need to have a context like domain/jira, you can add the context value also.'s+TCP+Ports'scontextinTomcat

Are you planning to use this server dedicated to JIRA? If yes the above procedure is fine, if not you need to configure Apache reverse proxy to serve different web servers running in the box using different context paths. Instructions here -

As I explained before, most probably 8080 port is not allowed to be accessed in your server. You have to talk to your provider on how to do this (if you are not able to figure out using cPanel)

The server runs websites so it won't be dedicated to running just Jira. What I am trying to find out how to do is to get it to function on my server (cpanel and WHM) allowing me to put /jira after the website name.

So far I've failed to get it to work, it's installed but I can't access it :(

if you can't even access your jira at your http://yourdomain:8080 just do what renjith said before..

check your firewall settings and open port 8080 to accept traffic.

but you can bypass this by using proxy reverse settings like i alread wrote.

i use ajp connector (needs to be setup in conf/server.xml)

my vhost file in /etc/httpd/conf.d/ contains a proxy part including this:

ProxyPass /jira ajp://localhost:8080/jira
/jira ajp://localhost:8080/jira

It depends on the type of hosting you have:

Renjith is right..

as you say you have root can install easily.

i also don't know cpanel...but i did a few installations on hosts using plesk.

i didn't created any subdomain vhosts inside plesk...i wrote my own and put it insite /etc/httpd/conf.d

i also used some proxy reverse lines to make jira respond i.e. on instead of

this can be done fast & easy as well..

just install jira and configure it to be accessed...the installer should do this for you. as long as you don't need any modifications it should be done out of the box and you can access your installation at yourhost:8080

you may create a database, username & password for you new jira installation before. you will be asked to choose installation type when you connect to it first.

further steps can be discussed later on

ok according to your comment i suggest you put a proxy reverse setting in your vhost.conf file containing something like this:

ProxyPass /jira http://localhost:8080/jira
/jira http://localhost:8080/jira

see this kb article for more details

next you will have to configure the context-path of jira inside your INSTALL_DIR/conf/server.xml


<Context path="" docBase="${catalina.home}/atlassian-jira" reloadable="false" useHttpOnly="true">

replace with

<Context path="/jira" docBase="${catalina.home}/atlassian-jira" reloadable="false" useHttpOnly="true">


OK I will have a look now, I don't actually know where the vhosts file is on a cpanel server so I may take a while...

I've edited the server.xml as you suggested but I can't find a vhost file at all.

The closest thing I can find is a httpd.conf file Which has lines whch give things like

ScriptAliasMatch ^/?cpanel/?$ /usr/local/cpanel/cgi-sys/redirect.cgi

Is that the one?


what linux distribution you're server is running?


what linux distribution your server is running?

CelticWebSolutions can you give more details? you add something in httpd.conf ?

Thanks for your replies, I have logged in as root on my server and installed the 64bit bin file which all went well (or at least I tink it did), I used the default settings and it completed the install. Now I can't work out how to access it. if I try I get nothing, I've also trie http://servername:8080 and still nothing.

I would like to be able to access it form how do I go about doing this please?

Thank everyone. You were all correct. I could just simply use the installer as root and the real issue was thathe server did not have port 8080 open after I had installed. It's now all installed and running :)

Thank you for your help everyone, have a great day!

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