How to Install Apache Tomcat 8 in Linux

Tomcat 8 Apache How to Install

Apache Tomcat is a open-source web-server and Application Server. Installation of Apache Tomcat 8 in Linux is easy steps using YUM Package.

Tomcat is used for deploying Java applications such as JSP and Servlet Programs. It is simple & easy to use. Just create the war file & deploy in tomcat. For Further information about the tomcat server please visit the official site – Apache Tomcat 

Lets see the installation steps for Apache Tomcat -8, Pre-requisite for using Apache Tomcat is Java is to be installed. Lets check that in the server by issuing this command,

# java -version
java version "1.7.0_91"
OpenJDK Runtime Environment (amzn-2.6.2.2.63.amzn1-x86_64 u91-b00)
OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM (build 24.91-b01, mixed mode)

If Java is not installed, Please follow the article for Installation of Java JDK for Linux flavors such as RHEL or CentOS.

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Download the Apache Tomcat

Download the Apache Tomcat -8 Version from the downloads page using wget command.

# wget http://apache.mesi.com.ar/tomcat/tomcat-8/v8.0.30/bin/apache-tomcat-8.0.30.tar.gz
.............
Connecting to apache.mesi.com.ar (apache.mesi.com.ar)|104.28.23.71|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
.............
apache-tomcat-8.0.30.tar.gz 100%[========>] 8.73M 4.83MB/s in 1.8s
2016-01-21 17:26:14 (4.83 MB/s) - ‘apache-tomcat-8.0.30.tar.gz’ saved [916.50593/916.50593]

Once downloaded, extract the file using the below tar command

# tar -xvzf apache-tomcat-8.0.30.tar.gz
# cd apache-tomcat-8.0.30
# ls -lrt
total 112
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Dec 1 22:30 work
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Dec 1 22:30 logs
drwxr-xr-x 7 root root 4096 Dec 1 22:31 webapps
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 16195 Dec 1 22:33 RUNNING.txt
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 6741 Dec 1 22:33 RELEASE-NOTES
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1444 Dec 1 22:33 NOTICE
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 57011 Dec 1 22:33 LICENSE
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Dec 1 22:33 conf
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Jan 21 17:34 bin
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Jan 21 17:34 temp
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Jan 21 17:34 lib

 

We could see the above list of directories inside the Apache tomcat folder. Next we will see about How to Start & Stop Apache Tomcat in Next Page

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