Server Port Number

User Emmanuel Ojay has sent us the following question:

I seek your guidance on how to overcome setting up a local server (windows 2019). All was fine till the point of changing ports from localhost (9700) to port 80 or 443 for http and https respectively. Whenever I try to change port, I get the website is unavailable and not until I revert back to port 9700 that it shall work.

When Survey Solutions is being installed, it is set up to respond on port 9700 by default. During the installation the user may change this port number in the corresponding dialog window.

If the port needs to be changed later, then it must be done both in the settings file (see the BaseURL setting here) and in the IIS settings.