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Eclipse Web Tools Guide
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Creating a Tomcat server

The server tools feature supports the Apache Tomcat runtime environment, running locally. With Tomcat, you can only test Web projects that contain servlets and JSPs. To set up a server to test projects on Apache Tomcat, complete the following:

Prerequisites
  • Download Apache Tomcat from jakarta.apache.org/tomcat
  • Extract the compressed file containing Apache Tomcat on your local file system.
  • Add the Apache Tomcat runtimes. For details on how to do this, refer to the Add the Apache Tomcat runtimes link on the bottom of this topic.

To create a Apache Tomcat server:

  1. In the Servers view, right-click and select New > Server. The Define a New Server wizard opens.
  2. In the Select the server type list, select the Tomcat server defined in the previous step.
    Tip: If you did not specify the Tomcat install directory, the Define a New Server wizard will prompt you for this information.
  3. Start the Tomcat server. In the Servers view, right-click the Tomcat server and select Start.
  4. Test your setup of the Tomcat server.
    1. Open a Web browser.
    2. Type the Web address https://localhost:8080/. If you see the Apache Tomcat start page, you have successfully set up your Tomcat server.
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