Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Installing Apache Tomcat server in ubuntu 9.04

To install Apache tomcat 6 server, we will follow some steps, they are described below:

Step1 : [ Adding sources ]

In this step we will add a third party source.
source Address:

deb jaunty multiverse
deb-src jaunty multiverse

just copy this and paste to ur sources.list file
To know how to add sources please visit this post.

step2 : [ Installing java jdk6 ]

To install this open the terminal and type or copy paste the following command.
" sudo apt-get install sun-java6-jdk "

Now jdk will be start installing please follow the on screen commands.

step3: [ Installing Tomcat server ]

" sudo apt-get install tomcat6 "
write the above command on the terminal and follow the on screen command.

step4 : [ Installing tomcat docs, examples and admin panel]

" sudo apt-get install tomcat6-docs tomcat6-examples tomcat6-admin "

write the following command on the terminal and follow the onscreen command.


Your Installation is done.
now open any web browser and on its address bar type
" http://localhost:8080"
if you get a page containg IT WORKS message ur server is running Ok.


Important Notes:

1. This server starts automatically every time when the system starts.

2. If you manually start or stop this server please follow the following commands and put them on the terminal.
" sudo /etc/init.d/tomcat6 start " [ To start the server ]
" sudo /etc/init.d/tomcat6 stop " [To stop the server ]
" sudo /etc/init.d/tomcat6 restart " [ To restart the server ]

3. All files regarding this server installation are located at this Location:
" /
usr/share/tomcat6 "

4. Webapps folder located at " /var/lib/tomcat6/webapps " location.