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Changing base url - what needs changing?

Apologies for what may be a stupid question, but, I'd like to change URL used by confluence. I installed Confluence on my Jira server and by default it was given a url like this

and what I really want it to be is

what do i need to change and where?



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I think the link is used to configure the base url for confluence. I guess you need to use the Apache mod_jk2 module. It intercepts Apache requests to certain URLs and forwards them to your Servlet engine.

Just have a look at this link, you may find it useful -

Hi Norman,

If you want to hide the port of your dns, you can achieve this by using Apache ModJK or Apache ModProxy. If you want to change the port number, you can achieve this by navigating to <confluence-install>/conf/server.xml under Connector part. Some web hosting if you point the port to 80, all the default http request will redirect to that port. For more information regarding this, you can refer to the following documentation.




If you want to change the DNS itself you may need to contact your System Administrator to change it for you.

Best regards,


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Thomas_Schlegel Community Leader Feb 27, 2012

Hi Norman,

you should ask your system administrator to change the dns name for confluence. After this, you should change the confluence server base url as described here:

Best regards


Probably not change as I guess you already run jira on it, instead create an additional CNAME record.

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