start command will scan your system and find a random port that is not currently in use to start the server on. This ensures that multiple embedded servers can run at the same time on the same host without collisions. Ensure any redirects in your applications take the port into account.
You may want to set a specific port to use-- even port 80 if nothing else is using it. Pass the HTTP port parameter to the start command like so:
It is also possible to save the default port in your
server.json. Add a
web.http.port property, or issue the following command:
server set web.http.port=8080 server show web.http.port
Now every time you
start your server, the same port will be used.
If the server won't start or is unreachable, make sure it's port is free with your operating system's
netstat command. On Unix-based OS's:
$> netstat -pan | grep 80
You can start your server to listen for SSL connections too.
start SSLEnable=true SSLPort=443
server set web.SSL.enable=true server set web.SSL.port=8080 server show web.SSL.enable server show web.SSL.port
You can start your server to listen for AJP connections too.
start AJPEnable=true AJPPort=8009
server set web.AJP.enable=true server set web.AJP.port=8009 server show web.AJP.enable server show web.AJP.port
Your application may rely on a specific host name other than the default of
127.0.0.1. You can set the host to anything you like, but you must add a
host file entry that resolves your host name to an IP address assigned to your network adapter (usually 127.0.0.1)
If you have multiple IP addresses assigned to your PC, you can bind the server to a specific IP using the
start host=192.168.10.15 port=80
Or save in
server set web.host=mycoolsite.local server show web.host
By default, CommandBox will open your browser with the host and port of the server. You can customize the exact URL that opens. This setting will be appended to the current host and port.
server set openBrowserURL=/bar.cfm
Or you can completely override the URL if your setting starts with
server set openBrowserURL=http://127.0.0.1:59715/test.cfm