Included in the Magnolia bundle, Apache Tomcat application server provides an environment where the Magnolia application is executed.
To install Tomcat:
- Go to Apache Tomcat and download Tomcat.
The latest usable version is Tomcat 6.x if Java 5 has been installed, recommended due to issues with 7.x starting on Windows.
- Extract the ZIP file in the directory where you want to install Tomcat. These instructions assume you chose
C:\Program Files\Apache Software Foundationand installed Tomcat version 6.0.32. The subdirectory apache-tomcat-6.0.32 is created from the archive.
To verify installation:
- Open Command Prompt.
- Go to the Tomcat installation directory.
cd C:\Program Files\Apache Software Foundation\apache-tomcat-6.0.32
A second command prompt window is displayed for Tomcat. The following lines appear when the server has started:
Open a browser and go to <tt>http://localhost:8080</tt>. Message "If you're seeing this page via web browser, it means you've setup Tomcat successfully." indicates success.
bin\shutdown.batin the first command prompt window to stop Tomcat.