How to install tomcat in Linux

To install Apache Tomcat on Linux, you can follow these general steps:

  • Download Tomcat:
    • Visit the official Apache Tomcat website at
    • Go to the “Downloads” section and select the version of Tomcat you want to install (e.g., Tomcat 9).
    • Download the appropriate distribution package for your Linux system. Choose the “tar.gz” file if available.
  • Extract the Tomcat package:
    • Open a terminal and navigate to the directory where you downloaded the Tomcat package.
    • Extract the contents of the package using the following command:
    • tar -zxvf apache-tomcat-<version>.tar.gz
    • Replace <version> with the version number of the Tomcat package you downloaded.
              tar -zxvf apache-tomcat-<version>.tar.gz
  • Move the extracted folder:
    • Move the extracted Tomcat folder to the desired location on your system. For example, you can move it to /opt
               sudo mv apache-tomcat-<version> /opt/tomcat
  • Set environment variables (optional):
    • You may need to set some environment variables for Tomcat to work properly. Open the terminal and run the following commands to set the environment variables:
               echo "export CATALINA_HOME=/opt/tomcat" >> ~/.bashrc
               echo "export PATH=$CATALINA_HOME/bin:$PATH" >> ~/.bashrc
               source ~/.bashrc
  • Start Tomcat:
    • Start the Tomcat server by running the following command:
    • /opt/tomcat/bin/
  • Access Tomcat:
    • Open a web browser and access Tomcat using the following URL: http://localhost:8080/
    • If Tomcat is running correctly, you will see the Tomcat homepage.

These steps provide a general overview of the process to install Apache Tomcat on Linux. However, please note that specific steps and commands may vary depending on your Linux distribution and version of Tomcat. It’s recommended to refer to the official Apache Tomcat documentation and any specific documentation provided by your Linux distribution for detailed installation instructions and considerations.