I have installed GeoServer 2.14.1 on server at port 8080. Now I want to access that GeoServer from my computer like that

I added new "Inbound Rule" for port 8080 but I could not access GeoServer. What do I need to change?

Operation system that GeoServer installed: Windows Server 2016

  • Please edit the question to add details about the environment: What operating system? What service provider? What client? It's quite possible there's a firewall you cannot control blocking port 8080 traffic, in which case this may be impossible.
    – Vince
    Oct 21, 2019 at 10:17

2 Answers 2


As BeaR said, GeoServer needs to be started as a console/service. See if you can ping the machine where GeoServer is installed using ping command from your machine with the same IP as you mentioned. Sometimes machine name is better due to IP can change.

Also sometimes 8080 may be used any other app server such as Tomcat. That can cause conflict. In that case, you need to change port of GeoServer in configuration file (jetty).

  • How to starts Geoserver as console/service?
    – ch65
    Oct 21, 2019 at 11:20
  • Goto All Progrms --> Geoserver 2.*.* --> Click on 'Start Geoserver' if on Window machine. Please let me know if it's different OS. Oct 21, 2019 at 11:29
  • Geoserver is started. That working fine with "localhost"
    – ch65
    Oct 21, 2019 at 11:33
  • what happens if you open command line and run below command 'ping ' Oct 21, 2019 at 11:34
  • I get this message: Request timed out.
    – ch65
    Oct 21, 2019 at 11:46

If you do not have the service launched, then try with this link:


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