How to Install Tomcat on Linux?

How to setup Apache Tomcat on Linux?

download the "self-extracting file"

Open new shell type su to login as root

#su
#chmod +x j2sdk-1_4_2_09-linux-i586.bin
#./j2sdk-1_4_2_09-linux-i586.bin

press enter till finish the agreement and type y to start installation. you will find it installed in your home directory

#export JAVA_HOME=/home/hashim/j2sdk1.4.2_09/
#export PATH=${JAVA_HOME}/bin

replace the directory above with the correct directory according to your system.

if you want to know the current java version type you should see

Java(TM) 2 Runtime Environment, Standard Edition (build 1.4.2_09-b05)
Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (build 1.4.2_09-b05, mixed mode)

download version 5.0.28 to be compatible with JDK 1.4.2 because the latest versions of tomcat require JDK5

#cd jakarta-tomcat-5.0.28
#cd bin
#tar xvfz jsvc.tar.gz
#cd jsvc-src
#chmod +x configure
#./configure
#make
#cp jsvc ..
#cd ..

you should see the Tomcat Administration page

go to webapps/ROOT in the tomcat directory and create page hello.html and write in it

go to webapps/ROOT in the tomcat directory and create page hello.jsp and write in it the following lines

 < %=new String("Hello Ahmed Hashim")% >
<br>
< %=new java.util.Date()% >
<br>

you should see my Name

you can see the log file in the logs directory

go to the tomcat bin directory

Note:- I can see that Tomcat on Linux faster that tomcat in windows at least 3 times in both startup, shutdown and in compiling.