Enabling a Port after configuring virtual host on nginx webserver

Posted 12 October 2018

Say you have finished setting up your virtual host on nginx on a particular port say xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx:83. This cant cannot be accessed on host browser till a firewall is added that will enable port 83.

When nginx a server is set up for the first time ,The Uncomplicated firewall is normally inactive You can check the status of the firewall by using the command

$sudo ufw status
This should give you this results below
# Status inactive

In order to achieve our purpose today we will follow the steps below Step 1 Enable the firewall Use the command:

sudo ufw enable
Step 2 Enable a port on the firewall with the command below
sudo ufw allow 83

Huray the port is now oppened for http connection

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