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im quite a newbye on tomcat but since i use servlets on my site i ask an evaluation account on a tomcat hosting,
i post here this question even if i sent the same to the hosting support cause since the evaluation is very time limited i fear they do not answer on time
when i log on on the http://ecc ecc.. they gave me as a tryal i see the ususal tomcat homepage where i can access as an admin,
i wonder how can i access the webapps or the root directory to upload my site files
If you have access (and rights) to the Tomcat manager web application, you don't need file access to the Tomcat server. The Tomcat Manager webapp is capable of uploading and deploying webapps without the need for a separate file server or FTP server.
I don't know about deploying a webapp to the Tomcat root that way, however, since I don't usually deploy just one app to Tomcat, and therefore don't use the root context for my applications. The Tomcat root app is deployed a little differently than other webapps.
An IDE is no substitute for an Intelligent Developer.
The only 2 things that you can put in TOMCAT_HOME/webapps ARE webapps - which are WARs - and deployment descriptors.