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I installed Geoserver using ssh on a server which is hosting a website that I maintain. What will be the URL I need in order to access Geoserver via a browser?

I have tried using the the server host IP. https://nnn.nn.n.nnn/geoserver.

Edit. The server is LAMP and doesn't have Tomcat. I installed the Linux binary and have run the sh. start.sh from the bin directory.

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  • did you change the port? otherwise you probably need to add :8080 to that url
    – Ian Turton
    Commented May 25, 2017 at 16:01
  • the port on the ssh client is 22. Commented May 25, 2017 at 16:03
  • but you are not running GeoServer over SSH
    – Ian Turton
    Commented May 25, 2017 at 16:06
  • with :8080 i get a connection timeout error Commented May 25, 2017 at 16:07
  • probably a firewall issue or jetty stopped when you logged out - did you use nohup?
    – Ian Turton
    Commented May 25, 2017 at 16:08

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As @iant said, you need to specify the port in the URL. If you didn't change anything, Jetty will be running at port 8080. In my opinion, I would advise to run Geoserver in Tomcat instead of Jetty which comes with the windows installer. You get the benefit of richer documentation and the ability to set a reverse proxy to run Tomcat behind a generic web server such as Apache which allows you to forego the need to specify the port in the URL.

Finally, please add the '.../web' thing at the end of the URL. Not sure if this should be the problem since this is normally added automatically by the Geoserver's routing mechanism.

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This is how my installation is running. But you can define the structure. http://yourIPAddress:8080/geoserver/web/

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