Step by Step guide to configure Eclipse and Apache Tomcat
Eclipse is a very commonly used IDE by developers across the globe. Eclipse with Apache Tomcat server is a great combination for beginners and for experienced web developers.
This post will provide step-by-step guidance to set up Eclipse with Tomcat Server.
Note: Below screen shots are for windows 64-bit version. Please act accordingly for 32-bit versions.
Step 1: Download Java.
Click Here to download Java 7 SDK.
You will see that there are two folder created in your C:\Program files\Java. (In my case I already had Java 6 installed too).
Step 2: Download Apache Tomcat Server
Click Here to download Apache Tomcat Server 7.
Once dowloaded, extract the server to D:Software. You will see following structure after the extract is complete.
Note: you can also choose to install from 32-bit/64-bit Windows Service Installer if you want to install it like a service.
Step 3: Configure Environment Variables
Configure following environment variables and restart your pc when done.
- JAVA_HOME: “C:Program FilesJavajdk1.7.0_79”
- JRE_HOME: “C:Program FilesJavajre7”
- CATALINA_HOME: “D:Softwareapache-tomcat-7.0.67”
Step 4: Download Eclipse
Click Here to download Eclipse. For this guide, I am downloading Eclipse Mars. But you can download anything that is compatible with Java version you downloaded.
Once downloaded extract contents to D:Software. You will see following structure after download is complete.
Step 5: Setup Server Configuration in Eclipse
Open Eclipse and Open Server View (Window -> Show View -> Servers)
Right Click New -> Server
Select Tomcat 7. You might have to Add Server runtime environment.
(Dialog when clicked on ‘Add…’ in above screen shot)
Click on Finish when Done.
Double click on Server to open deployment descriptor and make sure that you have default ports.
Now start the server by clicking on start button and you will see that server has started successfully.
Hope this Set up process was helpful. Please use the comment section if you face any issues setting up and I will help you as soon as I can.