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Apache Tomcat 7 by Aleksa Vukotic, James Goodwill

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C H A P T E R  1

Introduction to Apache Tomcat 7

In this chapter, we introduce the world of Apache Tomcat server.

Throughout this chapter, we

  • Describe the Apache Tomcat architecture
  • Discuss the requirements for installing and configuring Tomcat
  • Describe the steps of installing and configuring Tomcat
  • Test your Tomcat installation

At the end of this chapter, you will understand the Tomcat architecture, have an instance of Tomcat server installed and running on your computer, and have a sample web application displayed in your browser.

The Apache Tomcat Server

The Apache Tomcat server is an open source, Java-based web application container that was created to run servlet and JavaServer Pages (JSP) web applications. It was created under the Apache-Jakarta ...

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