Apache Tomcat is a Java servlet container that enables Java applications to interact with web servers. Compared to previous versions of Tomcat, version 5.5 requires relatively little configuration.
Launch the Tomcat daemon by opening the Service Configuration program, highlighting tomcat5, and clicking Start.
TIPè On some GNU/Linux distributions, as Tomcat starts it may report errors involving absent Java extensions. These are fixed by downloading and installing additional software packages through the Add/Remove Software program as before. For example, errors involving the commons-el Java extension are solved by installing the package named jakarta-commons-el and errors involving the eclipse-ecj Java extension are solved by installing the package named eclipse-ecj .
Next, ensure that the Tomcat daemon will auto-start every time the computer boots. At a command prompt, type: