Server Version Access

I’ve been reviewing forum postings for an answer to my question but haven’t found one so I will ask.
I have the server version installed on my server for evaluation. If I purchase the license will I be able to host secure connections over the internet? Will I be able to use various ports (such as 443) and not just 7558? You’ve taken business accounting for novices to an easy place with a very intuitive UI and a very clear and understandable users manual - Very Nice! Thank You!

By default, server edition will start on port 8080 but using command line parameters, you can change it to whatever port.

To facilitate HTTPS, you should let Manager Server to run on port 8080 and on port 80 and 443 you’d have some web-server which would proxy all the requests to port 8080.

In my opinion, the easiest web-server for HTTPS is Caddy which will automatically obtain SSL certificate from Let’s encrypt. You can have a look at Ubuntu | Manager how it can be all configured on Ubuntu (steps 6 & 7). There are guides for other operating systems too.


Thank you for your quick reply!

You are probably aware of QNAP NAS units and the QNAPClub, where
persons like me can get handy apps for our use and hit them over
the web. At the moment I have your server version on my NAS for
evaluation. I really like it! I think the clarity of the
documentation is exceptional and the application is very easy to
understand and use. I have been reading through the forum and it
seems you and TUT have been providing users with concise and
helpful answers.

I have a SSL cert through my domain host and I should be able to
setup access as . . . unless there
is some particular with Manager I am not aware of.

Thank you again!

Best Regards,


What qnapnserver do you have and are you running container station

You might want to upgrade. There have been some very significant changes since then and literally hundreds of new versions. The program advances extremely rapidly.

Hi Lubos. Sorry for asking and bringing this back. How do I make the Manager run on both 8080 and 443? I have been unable to set that up. But also, is this only doable after I have purchased the license or it’s possible on the evaluation version too?

Thanks in advance

Manager Server doesn’t currently support listening on port 443. You’d need another web-server acting as TLS termination proxy (e.g. Caddy).

But I’m planning to add support for 443 port in Manager Server which would reduce deployment complexity.

Thank you for the prompt response!

My ideal scenario is where the user can type (which is linked with an A record) and be able to access the system. That’s what’s making me work around all this. I think I have installed caddy but the plain IP address is still returning connection refused unless I type port 8080. Any leads on that one?


If you type port 8080, then you are connecting directly to Manager Server instance. Not to Caddy. This means Caddy is not configured correctly. I’d say just wait for 443 support within Manager Server if you are not familiar how to set up TLS termination proxy.

Okay, thanks Lubos. I’m guessing this is what’s affecting linking to the IP address?