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Punit Jain
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Hello everyone i have installed eclipse and tomcat both and configured tomcat in eclipse, but what is happening is whenever i m starting server from eclipse server panel and trying to access localhost in my browser it giving me the following error:

HTTP Status 404 - /

type Status report

message /

description The requested resource (/) is not available.

Apache Tomcat/5.5.33


but when i m running any web project, it's running in the eclipse browser and browser.
can anyone please tell me why i m not able to access localhost, what i m doing wrong and how can i resolve this.

Thanks in advance.
 
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To access http://localhost you must have a web application called ROOT (capital case). This is then considered to be the root web application. It seems like you're missing it.
 
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thank you for replying but i m not getting what you want to say, can you please explain your answer and also what should i do to access localhost, and also what do you mean by web application ROOT..?
 
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ROOT is the name of the default web application that runs when you access http://localhost:port . Do you see a web application called ROOT in the webapps directory?
[Edit: typo]
 
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Thanks, and yes my webapps directory has ROOT.
 
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Did you check the Tomcat logs, which are in %Tomcat_Home%/logs directory?
 
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yes but there is nothing inside my logs folder.
 
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