Tomcat Change Default Web Application

Posted: May 13, 2009 by Narendra Shah in Java Box
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Today i came to know how to set default webapplication. I mean that when you install tomcat in your system. When you open your-machine-ip:8080 then tomcat application is displayed but to configure your application on first page is really easy.

It is actually loading root application which comes with your tomcat free.

Just add following in your tomcat-dir/conf/server.xml

Search for host tag and put following lines in between.(search <host )

<Context path=”” docBase=”iview” debug=”0″ reloadable=”true”>

Now one more thing new tomcat(above v5.x) is preserving session between tomcat restart but to stop that you can change tomat-dir/conf/context.xml and un-comment following tag.

<Manager pathname=”” />

You can also change default port for your tomcat. Just change port attribute value to your custome port number in connector tag in server.xml. And you are done.

  1. Hank says:

    Great solution, I am looking for the solution for a long time, it works for tomcat 6.0.29.

  2. Steffen says:

    Thanks in a million! I’ve been searching for this for a few days now. This worked out great for me on 7.0.30!

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  8. Mahesh says:

    but it will creat the duplicate folder when JVM startup ( webapps/appname or webapps/ROOT)

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