Is port 8083 still being blocked? (VestaCP)

Posted February 25, 2021 777 views
Control PanelsUbuntu 18.04

I was looking through the tutorials section and as I have used vesta for personal endeavors and was hoping to use it here, I was wondering if the special installation process (the one that sets it’s port to 5600) is still a requirement. (for Ubuntu 18.04)

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Hello, @rileyjackson

I assume that you’re referring to this article:

The port is not blocked by default on your droplet. If you’ve configured UFW or any other Firewall you can also make sure to whitelist any ports you need. However, let me know if you’re facing issues while installing VestaCP using the steps listed in the tutorial.

The installation process of VestaCP is pretty simple. Just run the following commands:

Connect to your server as root via SSH

  • ssh root@your.server

Download installation script

  • curl -O

Run it

  • bash

You can also check Vesta’s website for any other info:

Hope that this helps!

by Brian Boucheron
The Vesta Control Panel is a free, open source control panel with website, email, database, and DNS functionalities. In this tutorial we will install the control panel on an Ubuntu or CentOS server, update the default admin interface port, and learn how...

Hi @rileyjackson,

I can confirm the PORT is not actually blocked by default. Having said that, most probably the port is actually blocked by the firewall. You’ll need to allow traffic for any PORT you want to use. This would mean that you can use either one of 5600 or 8083 and even any other that’s free, you’ll just need to allow them in the firewall.

Once you choose a PORT you would want to use for your Vesta application, you can type in the following while SSHed to your droplet:

sudo ufw allow 'PortHere'

Of course change ‘PortHere’ with the actual port