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How To Install Apache Tomcat 7 on Ubuntu 14.04

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Install Apache Tomcat 7 on Ubuntu:

Apache house cat is an open supply internet server accustomed deploy and server JavaServer Pages (JSP) and Java servlets.

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These directions are supposed specifically for putting in Apache house cat on Ubuntu fourteen.0.4.

I’ll be acting from a Liquid Core Managed Ubuntu fourteen.0.4 server, and I’ll be logged in as root.

Step 1a: Install house cat with apt-get

Easy… only 1 command!

apt-get install tomcat7

Step 1b: Install Felis domesticus from Binary

First, head-on-over to the Apache Felis domesticus seven transfer web site.

Then, below the heading seven.0.54 (this is that the current version as of July 2014), or whichever is that the newest version at the time you scan this text, you’ll see Binary Distributions. Below Binary Distributions you’ll see Core and so tar.gz. Right click on tar.gz and duplicate the universal resource locator.

From your server, transfer Apache Felis domesticus seven from the universal resource locator you derived within the previous step:

wget http://mirror.cc.columbia.edu/pub/software/apache/tomcat/tomcat-7/v7.0.54/bin/apache-tomcat-7.0.54.tar.gz

After the download completes, decompress the file:

tar xvzf apache-tomcat-7.0.54.tar.gz

Now, move the file into a proper location:

mv apache-tomcat-7.0.54 /opt/tomcat

Step 2: Install Java

Before you can use Tomcat you’ll have to install the Java Development Kit (JDK). First let’s check to see if Java is installed:

java -version

If that returns the following then Java hasn’t yet been installed:

The program 'java' can be found in the following packages:

To install Java, simply run the following command (and at the prompt enter Y to continue):

apt-get install default-jdk

Step 3: Configure .bashrc

Now let’s set the environment variables in .bashrc:

vim ~/.bashrc

Add this information to the end of the file:

export JAVA_HOME=/usr/lib/jvm/default-java
export CATALINA_HOME=/opt/tomcat

Simply save and exit .bashrc, then make the changes effective by running the following command:

. ~/.bashrc

Step 4: Test Run

Tomcat and Java should now be installed and configured on your server. To activate Tomcat, run the following script:

$CATALINA_HOME/bin/startup.sh

You will get a result similar to:

Using CATALINA_BASE: /opt/tomcat
Using CATALINA_HOME: /opt/tomcat
Using CATALINA_TMPDIR: /opt/tomcat/temp
Using JRE_HOME: /usr/lib/jvm/default-java
Using CLASSPATH: /opt/tomcat/bin/bootstrap.jar:/opt/tomcat/bin/tomcat-juli.jar
Tomcat started.

Verify that Tomcat is working by visiting the _IP_of_your_server:8080.

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Venkatesan Prabu

Venkatesan Prabu

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