Apache Tomcat is an Open Source web server and java servlet container which is developed by Apache Org. Tomcat used to implementation of java EE specializations including java servlet page(JSP) , java servlet , JavaEL , and WebSocket etc and provides to run java code.
Apache Tomcat also provides by default a connector HTTP 8080 but you can change to port 80 in server.xml file.
- Java 8 required
- Implement servlet 4.0
- JSP 2.3
- WebSocket 1.1
- EL 3.0
- JASPIC 1.1
- Supports for TLS virtual hosting (SNI)
- Support for using OpenSSL for TLS
Let’s install Apache Tomcat 9
I have downloaded Apache tomcat 8 version from official site of Tomcat Download
Note : For installing Tomcat there must be JAVA installed on your Machine.
Step 1: I’m assuming you have already installed JAVA on your machine So I will skip this step. If not installed you can install it from here
In my machine, I have checked java version installed on machine by command java –version
Step 2 : you will have extract the downloaded package of tomcat in order to install it on machine. So run this command to extract the package
tar xvfz apache-tomcat-9.0.8.tar.gz
After above step the output is
Step 3 : Before starting Tomcat Service it’s required to set the
echo “export CATALINA_HOME=’/opt/tomcat/'” >> ~/.bashrc
Step 4: Make directory under /opt/ and Move tomcat to /opt/ directory
mv Desktop/apache-tomcat-9.0.8 /opt/tomcat/
Now you will have to start the tomcat server by running the script which is located at this location
Go the location and type ./startup.sh and Now you will get this output
I have extract the file on desktop location so you can also move this files to /opt/ directory it will set the path according to the location you specify.
Step 5 : Go to browser to check whether is working or not and type http://yourip:8080 or localhost:8080