Host alias settings

Use this page to view and configure a host alias. To view this console page, click Environment > Virtual hosts > virtual_host > Host aliases > host_alias_name.

Host name

Specifies the IP address, domain name system (DNS) host name with domain name suffix, or the DNS host name that clients use to request a Web application resource, such as a servlet, JSP file, or HTML page.

For example, when the DNS name is myhost, the host alias is myhost:8080, where 8080 is the port. A URL request can refer to the snoop servlet on the host alias as: http://myhost:8080/servlet/snoop.

When there is no port number specified for a host alias, the default port is 80. For existing virtual hosts, the default host name and port reflect the values specified at product installation or configuration. For new virtual hosts, the default can be * to allow any value or no specification.

Information Value
Data type String
Default *

We can also use the IP address or the long or short DNS name.


Port where the web server accepts client requests. Specify a port value in conjunction with the host name.

The port value can be any integer between 0 and 65535. We can also specify an asterisk (the wildcard value) if you want the system to select a free port for you.

The default reflects the value specified at product setup. The default might be 80, 81, 9060 or a similar value.

Information Value
Data type Integer
Range 0 - 65535 or the wildcard value (*)
Default 9060

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