Apache Tomcat is a web server and servlet container that is used to serve Java applications. Tomcat is an open source implementation of the Java Servlet and JavaServer Pages technologies, released by the Apache Software Foundation. This tutorial covers the basic installation and some configuration of Tomcat on your Linux server.
JAVA was developed by Sun Microsystems Inc in 1991, later acquired by Oracle Corporation. It was conceived by James Gosling and Patrick Naughton. It is a simple programming language. Writing, compiling and debugging a program is easy in java. It helps to create modular programs and reusable code and is ‘platform independent’.