How to install Tomcat 8 on Debian 8

Apache Tomcat, often referred to as Tomcat, is an open-source application server developed by the Apache Software Foundation. It implements several Java EE specifications and executes Java servlets rendering Web pages that include Java Server Page coding in the process.

In this article we will guide you through the steps on installing the latest Tomcat 8 server on a Debian 8 VPS.

This guide should work on other Debian systems as well but was tested and written for a Debian 8 (Jessie) OS.