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Environment setup for JSP

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  • Last Updated : 04 Jul, 2018
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The environment setup for JSP mainly consists of 3 steps:

  1. Setting up the JDK.
  2. Setting up the webserver (Tomcat).
  3. Starting tomcat server.

All the steps are discussed in details below:

  1. Setting up Java Development Kit :
    Step 1: This step involves downloading JDK from Download JDK.
    Step 2: Setting up the PATH environment variable appropriately. For windows:

    right-click on My Computer->
    select Properties->
    Click on Advanced System setting ->
    Click on Environment Variables ->
    Then, update the PATH value5 and press the OK button.

    On LINUX system if the SDK is installed in /usr/local/jdk-9.0.4 and you use the C shell, you will put the following into your .cshrc file.

    setenv PATH /usr/local/jdk-9.0.4/bin:$PATH
    setenv JAVA_HOME /usr/local/jdk-9.0.4

  2. Setting up Web Server: Tomcat
    Apache Tomcat is an open source software implementation of the JavaServer Pages and Servlet technologies and can act as a server for testing JSP, and can be integrated with the Apache Web Server.
    Here are the steps to set up Tomcat on your machine.
    Step 1: Download latest version of Tomcat from here.
    Step 2: After downloading, unpack the binary distribution into a suitable location.
    Step 3: After unpacking create CATALINA_HOME environment variable pointing to the same locations.

  3. Start tomcat Server :
    Starting on Windows Machine by using following command :


    Starting on Linux Machine by using the following command :


    After successful installation and successfully setup the paths for the server. We can see the home page of tomcat web server by using http://localhost:8080/ on your browser.

This is the final page that you will see in your browser. If you are not getting the required result then start again from tomcat installation process.

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