Installing Tomcat in Windows / Linux

How to install Tomcat in Windows / Linux?


Installing Tomcat on Windows:

  • Download the binary distribution of the Tomcat Server 6.0 from
  • Usually this would be a zip file, unzip the file just run the executable file.
  • Specify the location to be installed
  • Provide the Port number, Admin Username, Password
  • Specify the path where JRE is installed
  • After installing the tomcat server, the CATILINA_HOME environment variable should be set to point the Tomcat installation directory.
  • C:Jakarta> set CATALINA_HOME=C:Jakartajakarta-tomcat-5.0.12

Installing Tomcat on Linux:

  • Download the jakarta-tomcat-5.0.12.tar.gz file for the instance to /usr/local
  • If GNU tar is not installed use the following command
  • gunzip -c jakarta-tomcat-5.0.12 | tar xvf
  • This will create a directory with sub directories.
  • Now unpack the file with following commands.
  • cd /usr/local
  • tar xzvf jakarta-tomcat-5.0.12.tar.gz.
  • Now set the CATALINA_HOME environment variable to point to the installed directory.
  • export CATALINA_HOME=/usr/local/jakarta-tomcat-5.0.12.
  • To start the server in background use- ./

After the installation is completed, run tomcat server. If tomcat is installed properly, by typing "http://localhost:8080" in your bowser you will get the screen as below.
Installing Tomcat on Windows / Linux

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