Port FORWARING for Newbies
molinaire last edited by girish
Please can I get some advice on how to temporarily forward port 80/443 to the install so it can finish setup?
We need a bit more information here to help you out.
Do you have a local server?
Are you using a VPS?
But you could try a local port forward via ssh like this:
ssh -L 8443:localhost:443 email@example.com
But if your server has problems now accessing port 80/443 I doubt this will help in the long run.
Please provide more information.
Local Server, as able to complete the setup fine on Linode & AWS. Once Installed Cloudron on Ubuntu & I access the IP from my Browser it just takes me straght through to the Web Console for my Router, instead of the cloudron page to complete setup. I was advised here to Port forward 80 & 443 to my Install temporarlily, but Iin not sure how to actually do that, sorry still a newbie lol
Why did you open a new issue then?
This is the same topic.
Please put yourself in my shoes, I have no clue what type of setup you are running.
Provide as many information as possible.
If it's a local server in your local network you should be able to access the local IP and not the public ip.
My computers local IP is
192.168.178.23and my home office server is
192.168.178.2and I can access
192.168.178.2in my local network.
I am realy sorry I didnt mean to open a new topic, I just replied as topic by mistake. So its a Home Server & fresh install of Ubuntu, as soon as I have run the script:
chmod +x ./cloudron-setup
There is a prompt to click on the url after reboot to complete the install. Usually this takes me to cloudron domain setup page when I set up on Linode.
When I do this on my home server, the url just takes me to the router's web interface. I just need help with port forwarding from 443 to my private IP
@molinaire again, yes that is expected, you still fail to provide simple information.
I asked if you can use the local IP.
Also if you need help with port forwarding in the router, maybe write what router you are using.
@brutalbirdie BT Smart Router & only have issue with the URL from Cloudron once I have run the script & rebooted. I can access the local IP of the server fine
Sadly I am unfamiliar with this type of router. But did you check your manual for port forwarding?
But when you can access the internal IP address can't you finish the Cloudron setup via this IP in the Browser?
@brutalbirdie Thank you so much! Ill give it a go. Really appreciate your help. Hopefully the internal IP wont ake me to my router web console & onto the cloudron doman registration page.