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How to install Tomcat 8 on a CentOS 6 VPS

In the following tutorial you will learn how to install and set-up Apache Tomcat 8 on your CentOS 6 VPS.

What is Tomcat?

Apache Tomcat (before known as Jakarta Tomcat) is an application server developed by the Apache Software Foundation that executes Java servlets and renders Web pages that include Java Server Page coding.