13.5. Installing Tomcat

Installing Tomcat is getting easier all the time. The current version (4.1.3 Alpha) makes it even easier than it was when I began writing this book.

There are different versions of the Tomcat software available at any given time. These likely include beta releases and a version called FCS. FCS stands for “First Customer Shipment,” and indicates that the software has passed beta stage and is ready for a production environment.

It is probably best to stick with a production-quality release. Apache makes it clear on its Web site at http://jakarta.apache.org what the current production-quality release is.

To download Tomcat, go to the Apache Web site. Follow the links to the binary downloads section. For a Windows system, ...

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