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How to install Tomcat in Centos server

The Apache Tomcat software is an open source implementation of the Java Servlet, JavaServer Pages, Java Expression Language and Java WebSocket technologies.

This article explains the detailed steps to install Tomcat in Centos server.

Step1: Check Java version

Ensure java is installed in the server. JAVA SE 7 or 8 version should installed in your system. Currently, Java 9 does not support Tomcat.

# java -version

java version "1.8.0_121"
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.8.0_121-b13)
Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 25.121-b13, mixed mode)

Step2: Download Tomcat 7


Step3: Extract downloaded archive

#tar -xzf apache-tomcat-7.0.88-src.tar.gz

Step4: Move the tomcat folder

#mv apache-tomcat-7.0.88-src /usr/local/tomcat7

Step5: Change the location to Tomcat folder

#cd /usr/local/tomcat7

Step6: Start Tomcat Server


Sample Output:
Using CATALINA_BASE: /usr/local/tomcat7
Using CATALINA_HOME: /usr/local/tomcat7
Using CATALINA_TMPDIR: /usr/local/tomcat7/temp
Using JRE_HOME: /opt/jdk1.8.0_121
Using CLASSPATH: /usr/local/tomcat7/bin/bootstrap.jar:/usr/local/tomcat7/bin/tomcat-juli.jar
Tomcat started.

Step7: Access Tomcat in Browser

Tomcat server works on port 8080 default. We can access the same in the following url.


Here we need to replace serverip with the ipaddress of the server.

Step8: Stop Tomcat Server

We can use the following command to stop the Tomcat service if needed.



That's all......

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