Java8 or later version installed Windows (64/32 bit) Operating System machine.
Download Apache Tomcat from Apache site (https://tomcat.apache.org/) under Download section.
Step 2 :
Post download of Apache Tomcat binary copy to any folder.
Example: If we are copying to E:\ drive, create one folder as “tomcat” and the copy under tomcat binary folder and extract the zip file.
To extract below is the process:
- Click on Apache Tomcat zip file.
- Right click on Apache Tomcat and click on Extract All.
- Will pop up the window and Click on Extract tab.
After extracting the folder, we will be getting the below folder format and explained about each and every folder.
Folder Names explanation :
bin — Start up and shut down and other use full files.
conf – Server configuration files (including server.xml)
lib – support or dependent library jar files for Apache Tomcat
logs – Log and output files
temp — Directory used by the JVM for temporary files.
work – Temporary working directories for web applications
webapps — web applications deployment folder.
Go to apache tomcat home folder, i.e where the tomcat server is installed we can call as TOMCAT_HOME or CATALINA_HOME
As per our installation TOMCAT_HOME is E:\tomcat\apache-tomcat-9.0.1-windows-x64\apache-tomcat-9.0.1
Set JAVA_HOME in / bin/ catalina.bat i.e copy and paste below the line at the start line of the catalina.bat file.
set JAVA_HOME=C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jdk-9
Start the Apache Tomcat: Go to TOMCAT_HOME/bin directory and double-click on a startup.bat file.
After starting the Apache Tomcat, we can browse with below URL in any browser. [Tomcat will run on default port 8080]
Stopping the Tomcat: Go to TOMCAT_HOME/bin directory and double click on shutdown.bat file
By simple 5 steps, we can install and start/stop the Apache Tomcat. Thanks.
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