Change port for Node.js to 1337

Posted November 9, 2014 14.5k views

I wan’t to change the default port my IP adress from what ever it is to 1337, inorder to fix a bug in a node.js application… also it would be great if I could find the default port. I’m working on ubuntu 14.04. Thanks!

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NodeJS runs on the port you tell it to run on. If you look at the code, you will find a place where it says:


or something similar depending if you are using a framework or not.

  • Yes, I’m trying to get is so that when some one types in the Ip, automatically goes t 1337

  • The standard HTTP port is 80 so what you have to do is to run your nodejs web application on port 80. You cant “redirect” IPs. Another solution but that requires more time is to setup nginx as a reverse proxy into your node application.