Install Apache Tomcat 8 on CentOS 7

Apache Tomcat is an open-source web server that is designed to serve Java web pages. It is widely deployed and powers various mission-critical web applications around the world.
As a starter guide, this article explains how to install Apache Tomcat 8, the latest stable version of Apache Tomcat, onto a Vultr CentOS 7 server instance.

Prerequisites

Deploy a fresh CentOS 7 server instance.
Log into this machine from your SSH terminal as a non-root sudo user.

Update your CentOS system

yum install epel-release; yum update -y;

install java

yum install java -y

Create a user for Apache Tomcat

groupadd tomcat
mkdir /opt/tomcat
useradd -s /bin/nologin -g tomcat -d /opt/tomcat tomcat

 install the latest Apache Tomcat

wget http://www-us.apache.org/dist/tomcat/tomcat-8/v8.5.23/bin/apache-tomcat-8.5.23-deployer.tar.gz
tar -zxvfapache-tomcat-8.5.23-deployer.tar.gz -C /opt/tomcat –strip-components=1

Setup proper permissions

 
 

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