How to Port Forward Apache in Your Router

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Here is a list of the ports that need to be forwarded for Apache:

Apache - PC

  • TCP: 80, 443
  • UDP:

Forwarding Ports for Apache

When you use Apache you may need to forward ports in your router. A port forward allows incoming connection requests from the internet to go straight to Apache.

Routers do not generally allow incoming connection requests from the internet. Forwarding ports can work around this limitation.

Remember to Do These Things Before You Forward a Port

You need to know the following things before you can forward a port:

Find Your Router's IP Address

To find your router's IP address the easy way you can use our free Router Detector software. The software is part of our Network Utilities suite of tools and it is completely free to use.

You can also follow our Find Your Router IP Address article.

Forwarding a Port for Apache

A smart way to forward your ports is to use Network Utilities. Our Network Utilities software allows you to add port forwards and also remove them when you no longer need them to maximize your network security.

Alternatively you can do it by hand. The way to forward a port is:

You probably will need to reboot your router for the changes to take effect.

You can choose your router from our list to see exactly how to forward ports for Apache:

List of Routers - Customized for Apache

That is the process required to forward ports in your router for Apache.

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