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How to Install Apache Tomcat in Spring Tool Suite/Eclipse

I love giving tips and tricks on how to use popular computer programs.

This page describes the step-by-step procedure to install Tomcat into Spring Tool Suite or Eclipse IDE. Just follow these steps.

Step 1: Accessing Apache Tomcat Website

Go to Apache Tomcat's website. When you access that site, you will see the page like this.


Tomcat has several version like Tomcat 8.0, Tomcat 7.0, and Tomcat 6.0. You have to decide which version of Tomcat that you want to install. For example, in this tutorial we want to install Tomcat 7.0. At the left sidebar, you will find Tomcat download link. As we will install Tomcat 7.0 in this tutorial, we will click on that link from the Tomcat download section.


Step 3: Download Tomcat

In the download page, you will find several download options. You have to choose which distribution that best fits for your computer. In this tutorial, we will install Tomcat to a 64-bit computer. The operating system of this computer is Windows 7. So, we choose 64-bit Windows zip under Binary Distributions.


Step 4: Extracting the ZIP Files

After downloading tomcat, you will find a ZIP file. We need to extract this. Just extract it by using any software you like.


Step 5: Enable Server View in Spring Tool Suite

Enable the Server view in Spring Tool Suite or Eclipse.


Step 6: Starting to Create a New Server

Right-click on the server view and a pop-up menu will be appeared. From there, choose New and under new click on Server.

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Step 7: Configuring Tomcat

Choose Tomcat v7.0 Server and click on Next button.


Step 8: Choose the Tomcat Installation Directory

Just click on Browse button and go to the path location where the extracted version of Tomcat existed. At last, click on Finish button.


Step 9: Starting the Tomcat Server

You will find that Tomcat is added into the Server view window. Just right-click on that and click on Start to start Tomcat.


This article is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge. Content is for informational or entertainment purposes only and does not substitute for personal counsel or professional advice in business, financial, legal, or technical matters.


Ivanovic on October 11, 2018:

Thank you very much mate.

Farish on October 19, 2015:

Thank You for the steps. This helped. :)

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