I am a beginner with GeoServer. I have started reading the Boundless tutorial: introduction to GeoServer.

In the very first step, for installing the OpenGeo Suite and running the welcome page of GeoServer I have faced an error.

The error states: 404: Not found The requested URL /geoserver was not found on this server

I received no errors during the installation phase.

when I try to run


I receive a logo of EnterpriseDB and some texts as follow:

Apache - version 2.4.7 PHP - version 5.4.23 Server is up and running The default Apache context is www in the Apache installation folder

I've checked the instructions for windows installation from here: http://suite.opengeo.org/docs/installation/windows/misc.html#installation-windows-misc

were it is stated that perhaps if the port used by Jetty web server (8080) is already used by another service, we can configure and change the port information. For this they mention to look for a file located at: C:\Program Files\Boundless\OpenGeo\bin\jetty\start.ini

Where I don't actually find such a file. I can locate the bin folder in OpenGeo, but there is no "jetty" folder in "bin". I've tried stopping and starting the services, all performed with no error/message. I've tried re-installing OpenGeo Suite (even in different location than Program files path). Still have the same error when trying to load


Does anybody have suggestion to fix this?

I have installed OpenGeo Suite 4.0.2 on Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard.

  • try localhost:8080/geoserver/web
    – Ralph Dell
    Commented Feb 20, 2014 at 14:20
  • Shows the same Error:404 Not found
    – Catlover
    Commented Feb 20, 2014 at 14:23
  • Seeing the Enterprise logo on localhost:8080 tells you that apache web server is running on port 8080. I do not run OpenGeo Suite. Was apache installed with OpenGeo? Normally webservers run on port 80.
    – Ralph Dell
    Commented Feb 20, 2014 at 14:31
  • can you especified where can i find the 'Products tab and selected the Frameworks tab ' thanks! Commented Dec 11, 2018 at 1:05
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    – Vince
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Looks like there is a bug in the docs. The path should be: C:\Program Files\Boundless\OpenGeo\jetty\start.ini.

  • Already changed the port number in this file. The problem still remains. Do you have any other suggestion how to fix it?
    – Catlover
    Commented Feb 21, 2014 at 14:01

Ok. With some searching I figured how to solve the problem. Hope it helps others as well!

First I downloaded the Microsoft Web Platform Installer and run it on my server. then I navigated to the Products tab and selected the Frameworks tab on the left side. From the list I found and Checked the PHP option. Then clicked Install! Easy as it sounds!

Thanks to all who tried to show me the correct path!



Not OP's solution. But if someone has this issue as well.

Check there is nothing else running on the port. 8080 in this case.

For example in a GIS context Mapserver might be running on it already. You should be able to check on: http://localhost:8080

Switch the jetty.http.port in start.ini (located in the main Geoserver install folder), and restart the service.

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