Installing Tomcat on Linux
Sunday, September 28th, 2008 | Author: Martin
To install apache tomcat , you need to install jdk (Java Development kit).
Tomcat need JAVA_HOME set properly before prior to operation or installation.
You can download the installer from
Download version 5.0.28 to be compatible with JDK 1.4.2 because the latest versions of tomcat require JDK5
To extract and install Tomcat run this command:
]# tar xvfz jakarta-tomcat-5.0.28.tar.gz
The Tomcat files are installed in a directory called jakarta-tomcat-5.0.28 in the current directory.
Then you need to set CATALINA_HOME properly prior to start tomcat.
Use following command to set CATALINA_HOME and provide full path of tomcat directory (from toot).
goto bin directory of tomcat
Open web browser and type http://your_domain:8080/ you should see the Tomcat Administration page
go to webapps/ROOT in the tomcat directory and create page hello_world.html and write in it
open the URL http://your_domain:8080/hello_world.html you should see your page.
Test JSP page
go to webapps/ROOT in the tomcat directory and create page test.jsp and write in it the following lines
<%=new String(“Hello World…”)%>
save and run the following URL http://your_domain:8080/test.jsp you should see Hello World.. followed by current date.
You can see the log file in the logs directory /user/local/jakarta/jakarta-tomcat-5.0.28/log/
Go to the tomcat bin directory and run command.
Note:- Apache Tomcat on Linux faster that tomcat in Windows at least 2 times in both startup, shutdown and in compiling jsp files.