How can i point subdomain to ip:port?

Posted May 11, 2020 22.3k views

Hello, how can i point several subdomains to ip:port, for example -> 22.333.33.222:3000 -> 22.333.33.222:3001

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Hi @klapovsciuk,

You can redirect your domain to a certain port. This depends on the WebService you are using -Nginx/Apache. If you are using Nginx, you’ll need to do add a server block to your Nginx’s website config. This can be achieved by using the bellow

location /{

Having said that, you’ll need to add it to your subdomain’s Nginx server block/config. If you are unsure how you can do that, I’ll recommend checking out he following article:

If you are using Apache, you have two options, the first one is to add a redirection rule in your website’s .htaccess and the second one would be to do it directly in the Apache’s Vhost file. I like using the first option. In your .htaccess file, you can add the following rule

RewriteEngine on

# redirect to 3000 if current port is not 3000 and "some-prefix/" is matched
RewriteRule ^/(.*[^/])/?$$1/ [R=301,L]

If you want to use Apache’s Vhost file, I’ll recommend going through the following tutorial :


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Hi there @klapovsciuk,

What you can do is:

  • Set up your DNS so that your subdomain names point to the server IP address: -> 22.333.33.222 -> 22.333.33.222
  • Then on the server itself set up a reverse proxy with Nginx for example to proxy the traffic for your domains to the respective ports accordingly:

Hope that this helps!

by Jesin A
In this tutorial you'll configure Nginx as both a web server and as a reverse proxy for Apache to host four domains on a single server.