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  • Procedure to download & install Tomcat 7 on Linux environment

    Tomcat installation is one of the most straightforward installations I have come across.

    However, if you don’t know then don’t worry. You will learn how to install Tomcat 7 and get up and running in just 5 minutes.

    In this article, I will explain how to download, install and ensure it’s up & running.

    • Download the latest Tomcat7 version 7.0.62 from below link


    • Transfer the downloaded zip file to your server where you wish to install tomcat.

    In this example – I have transferred to /opt/

    [[email protected] opt]# ls -ltr
    -rw-r--r--. 1 root root 9401043 Jun 17 20:05 apache-tomcat-7.0.62.zip
    [[email protected] opt]#
    • unzip the transferred file apache-tomcat-7.0.62.zip
    unzip apache-tomcat-7.0.62.zip

    And then you will have a new folder

    [[email protected] opt]# ls -ltr
    drwxr-xr-x. 9 root root   4096 May 7 20:17 apache-tomcat-7.0.62
    -rw-r--r--. 1 root root 9401043 Jun 17 20:05 apache-tomcat-7.0.62.zip
    [[email protected] opt]#

    You may rename apache-tomcat-7.0.62 to tomcat but it’s entirely on you. This concluded tomcat installation is done and now will start to ensure installation is successful.

    • Go to apache-tomcat-7.0.62/bin folder
    • Execute startup.sh to start the tomcat
    [[email protected] bin]# ./startup.sh
    -bash: ./startup.sh: Permission denied
    [[email protected] bin]#

    If you are getting permission denied while executing sh file then you need to change the permission to sh file as executable.

    chmod 755 *.sh
    • now, let’s try to start.
    [[email protected] bin]# ./startup.sh
    Using CATALINA_BASE:   /opt/apache-tomcat-7.0.62
    Using CATALINA_HOME:   /opt/apache-tomcat-7.0.62
    Using CATALINA_TMPDIR: /opt/apache-tomcat-7.0.62/temp
    Using JRE_HOME:       /
    Using CLASSPATH:       /opt/apache-tomcat-7.0.62/bin/bootstrap.jar:/opt/apache-tomcat-7.0.62/bin/tomcat-juli.jar
    Tomcat started.
    [[email protected] bin]#

    as you can see Tomcat is started.

    By default, tomcat listens on 8080 port so you may wish to access tomcat by http://servername:8080 and you will have a welcome page like below.


    That was easy. What’s next?

    Learn more about Tomcat administration here.