This article explains how to install the tomcat 6.0 server in your desktop. This is pretty simple and since moss of the java beginners find its difficult to get started with the web development.
Because tomcat is the mostly recommended web server for learning JSP and Servlets basics. Tomcat is also the Reference Implementation(RI) for JSP and Servlet specification. Tomcat 6.0 is the latest version at the time of writing this article.
Download Tomcat 6.0
Download the Tomcat 6.0 version from the link download. There is
two types of inatllation files are available in the link. One is downloading the zip files and extract it into your PC. Second one is .exe windows installer file to install it in your PC. Second approach is much easier and it will install the service also to start and stop the tomcat server. Please click on the Windows Installer to directly download the files.
Install Tomcat 6.0
After downloading the file, click on the setup file and install it on your PC by selecting the desired location.
Once the installation is completed, it will add one service icon in the windows tray icons. You can use that icon to start and stop the tomcat server.
The following steps will help you to install the server: