Understand the default port configuration
A port is an endpoint of communication in an operating system that identifies a specific process or a type of service. Bitnami stacks include several services or servers that require a port.
The defaults ports for the main servers are the following:
- Apache: 80 or 8080
- MySQL or MariaDB: 3306
- PostgreSQL: 5432
- Tomcat: 8080
When installing the stack as a non-privileged user (that is, a user apart from the root user or the system administrator), the default Apache port is 8080. Mac OS X installers can use port 80 only when run as a system administrator with the sudo command.
If these ports are already in use by other applications, the installer will prompt for alternate ports to use during the installation process.
NOTE: To run applications as a non-privileged user, select port numbers above 1024.