Apache Tomcat is an open-source web server and servlet container used to deploy Java-based web applications. It provides a lightweight and efficient environment for running Java servlets and JavaServer Pages (JSPs).
To begin, we need to update the system packages to their latest version. Open a terminal and run the following commands:
Tomcat requires Java to be installed on your system. Install the default JDK package by running the following command:
Go to the official Apache Tomcat website and navigate to the Tomcat 9 Downloads page. Copy the URL of the latest version of Tomcat 9 (e.g., https://downloads.apache.org/tomcat/tomcat-9/v9.0.46/bin/apache-tomcat-9.0.46.tar.gz).
Back in the terminal, change to the /tmp directory and download the Tomcat package using wget:
Once the download is complete, extract the Tomcat archive using the following command:
Create a symbolic link to have a shorter path to the Tomcat installation directory:
Change ownership and permissions of the Tomcat installation directory:
Edit the ~/.bashrc file to set the required environment variables:
To start the Tomcat service, run the following command:
If you have a firewall enabled on your system, you need to allow inbound traffic on port 8080. Run the following command to open the Tomcat port:
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