Install Apache Tomcat

It can be quite complex to setup Apache Tomcat. Before doing so, you could consider other alternative options:

  • If you are going to use Spring Boot you can just use Maven and the Spring Boot internal server (recommended)
  • If you are going to use PHP (like laravel or lumen) you could use the build-in web server
  • If you are using an IDE like netbeans you could use glassfish instead
  • You can also use Docker to setup the environment easier.

Note that sometimes build-in web servers like the one include with PHP are not multi-threaded which in some cases may cause problems in your app.

For complete setup instructions read this detailed article (external link).

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