In this article, we will be demonstrating how to install Apache Tomcat on CentOS 8. Before we begin, let’s define exactly what Apache Tomcat is. Apache defines Tomcat as: “An open-source, servlet container, JavaServer Pages, Java Expression Language, and WebSocket technology that also acts as a web server. It affords a “pure Java” based HTTP server environment in which Java can be executed.” Tomcat works with the Java programming language and is associated with web applications written in Java.
Apache Tomcat installs several Java Enterprise Edition specs including Java Servlet, JavaServer Pages, Java EL, and WebSocket. It provides for a “pure Java” HTTP web server environment in which Java code can run.
Tomcat 9 is the latest version of Apache’s Tomcat service and can easily be installed on Windows to serve as a convenient way to run Java.
There are many features and tools that Tomcat 9 has to offer that can make the deployment of web pages more manageable, including the use of JavaServer Pages.
Apache Tomcat is an accessible, open-source application server used to house many of today applications. It’s free, stable, lightweight and is utilized to render Java coding as well a range of other applications.
Today we will be focusing on how to install Apache Tomcat 9 on our Liquid Web Ubuntu server, specifically Ubuntu 18.04 LTS.
Reading Time: 4minutesThere are multiple ways of installing software on Debian based systems like Ubuntu and Mint. Tools like apt, apt-get, aptitude and/or synaptic are usually used to install single applications into the desktop editions of those OSes. Alternatively, Tasksel is a command line app for installing a “group” of related packages onto a server. Tasksel is not installed by default on the desktop editions of the ‘nix’ versions that contain the above-mentioned package managers but, it is installed on later versions of Debian and Ubuntu server editions.