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, ...