I have a paid web host on godaddy, I would like to know if it is possible that I use a custom port to redirect to a specific folder on the server (ex: a web mail server or a private folder)

  • This question is nonsensical, sorry.
    – Sirex
    Nov 2 '10 at 8:13
  • @Sirex - in what way? It was perfectly clear to me.
    – EEAA
    Nov 2 '10 at 14:17
  • in that it makes no sense. custom port ? private folder ?
    – Sirex
    Nov 2 '10 at 15:58
  • @Sirex: What I was willing to do is installing a mail server then use a specific unused port rather than 80 so that only employees use to access the mail server.
    – sikas
    Nov 3 '10 at 21:56

If it's a dedicated server and you have full root access (or at least access to do as you wish with apache), then sure, this should be quite simple.

Say, for instance, you wanted to associate port 8888 with a certain directory...in your main apache config file (apache.conf or httpd.conf), add:

Listen 8888
NameVirtualHost *:8888

Then add a VirtualHost:

<Virtualhost *:8080>
    ServerName foo.example.com
    DocumentRoot /path/to/directory

I haven't tested this, so I'm not sure it's 100% correct, but it's very close, and you should be able to adapt it to your environment.

  • how can this be done?
    – sikas
    Nov 2 '10 at 20:16
  • Edited my answer to reflect your additional question.
    – EEAA
    Nov 2 '10 at 21:19

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