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How to install Tomcat 8.5 on Windows

Apache Tomcat, often referred to as Tomcat Server, is an open-source Java Servlet Container developed by the Apache Software Foundation (ASF). Tomcat implements several Java EE specifications including Java Servlet, JavaServer Pages (JSP), Java EL, and WebSocket, and provides a “pure Java” HTTP web server environment in which Java code can run.

This tutorial will show you how to download and install Tomcat on Windows.

For tomcat to run you will need to have JDK or JRE installed and JAVA home set. You can see how to do so here:

How to install JDK on Windows

Step 1

Go to https://tomcat.apache.org/tomcat-8.5-doc/index.html and download the 8.5 windows 64 bit zip version.

Step 2

Unzip the folder to your c drive.

Step 3

Open a cmd prompt as an admin and go into the tomcat bin folder.

Step 4

Run the command:

service.bat install tomcat

You should see a screen that looks like so:

Step 5

Go to windows services and start Tomcat

Step 7

Navigate to http://localhost:8080  You should see a screen like the below:


A full video tutorial can be found here: