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.