Can localhost:8080 on personal laptop be replaced by a real website domain?

Hi folks,

Thanks for reading my question. :) I tried looking for solutions but they weren't catered to my exact needs. I am sorry if this has been asked.

I am new to JIRA download version. I use JIRA for personal projects, I installed JIRA on my laptop. Obviously I have to visit localhost:8080 every time I want to use my JIRA. But I would prefer my JIRA to be on a domain, for example May I know how can I achieve that? Does JIRA has to be installed on a dedicated server (instead of on a local machine i.e. personal laptop) in order to use domain?

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Add to your local host file an entry for with the ip address matching your entry for localhost. You can then type to access Jira

Add a bookmark or a favorite entry to include the port number.

My answer is for local use only. You wanted to use a domain name instead of localhost.

It can also be used for your local network. The other people on your local network would update their host file with your laptop ip instead of the localhost ip.

Thank you Norman, this is what I want. :)

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Daniel Wester Community Champion Aug 03, 2013

What are you trying to accomplish?

Are you trying to share your local instance of JIRA with other folks (ie other users that you want to report issues)? If so - you'll need to use a dynamic dns service to point dns to your machine ( and make sure that the appropriate firewall rules etc are available between you and the public internet).

Thank you Daniel, however, Norman's answer is more accurate for my needs as I am gonna use JIRA alone, not to share with others :)

Hi guys, thanks for guiding me. (Though, I am not sharing my JIRA with anyone, it's for my personal use) I got some ideas from you guys and I managed to do what I want. However, I am now trying to install on a VPS. :)

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