How to Install Apache Tomcat on CentOS 7


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Installing Apache Tomcat on CentOS 7

Apache Tomcat is an open-source web server and servlet container that is widely used for Java-based web applications. It provides a Java HTTP web server environment where Java code can run, enabling the deployment of Java web applications.

Here is a step-by-step guide on how to install Apache Tomcat on CentOS 7:

sudo yum update
sudo yum install java-1.8.0-openjdk
java -version
sudo useradd -r -m -U -d /opt/tomcat -s /bin/false tomcat
wget https://downloads.apache.org/tomcat/tomcat-9/v9.0.52/bin/apache-tomcat-9.0.52.tar.gz
sudo mkdir /opt/tomcat
sudo tar -xf apache-tomcat-9.0.52.tar.gz -C /opt/tomcat --strip-components=1
sudo chown -R tomcat: /opt/tomcat
sudo chmod +x /opt/tomcat/bin/*.sh
sudo tee /etc/systemd/system/tomcat.service <
sudo systemctl daemon-reload
sudo systemctl start tomcat
sudo systemctl enable tomcat
sudo systemctl status tomcat
  1. Update System Packages:
  2. Install Java Development Kit (JDK):
  3. Verify the installed Java version:
  4. Create a new system user for Tomcat:
  5. Download the latest version of Tomcat:
  6. Create a new directory for Tomcat installation:
  7. Extract the downloaded Tomcat archive:
  8. Assign ownership of the Tomcat directory to the tomcat user:
  9. Update file permissions:
  10. Create a systemd service file for Tomcat:
  11. Reload systemd configuration:
  12. Start Tomcat service:
  13. Enable Tomcat to start on system boot:
  14. Verify the Tomcat installation:

Now you have successfully installed Apache Tomcat on CentOS 7. You can access the Tomcat server by visiting http://your_server_ip_address:8080 in your web browser.

Note: Make sure to replace "your_server_ip_address" with the actual IP address of your CentOS 7 server.

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