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How To Install Apache Tomcat

Apache Tomcat is a popular and reliable open-source web server that specializes in Java. It’s lightweight, stable, and intuitive to install. Tomcat is a Java HTTP web server that enables Java code and implements Java Servlet, JavaServer Pages, and the WebSockets Application Programming Interface. An extensive online support community has developed around Apache Tomcat, and there is a wealth of information and resources for the web server as a result. Many impressive sites and applications are powered by Tomcat. The possibilities with Tomcat are endless. This guide will walk you through installing Apache Tomcat.

Installation

Please install the Java Development Kit if you haven’t already done so.

  1. Navigate to the Apache Tomcat site, and select the version you would like to download under the Download section on the left-hand sidebar.

    Download Apache Tomcat

  2. On the Download page, find the latest Windows Service Installer and click it.

  3. A setup menu will appear:

    Setup Apache Tomcat

  4. Select the components you would like to install like Start Menu Items, Manager, and Host Manager:Setup Apache Tomcat components
  5. Next, the Configuration Menu appears. Fill in your Windows Service Name and Server Shutdown Port:Configure Apache Tomcat
  6. Find the location of the JDK installation path:

    JDK Installation Path

  7. The installation is almost complete. To test if Tomcat is up and running, go to http://localhost:8080/ using any web browser and ensure that everything is correct. It should look like this:

     successful installation

  8. Tomcat is now set up for local development. If you would like to deploy live sites, A2 Hosting offers several Tomcat hosting solutions.

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