i went on site and found there many types under one version of tomcat to download...exactly which one to download (i want 5.5)
then please help me in setting environment variable.(catalina_home/tomcat_home) ???
It depends how you want to run Tomcat:
- As a Windows Service (so it starts/stops automatically when you startup or shutdown windows), then download Windows Service Installer
- do you want to start/stop it yourself, for instance via a DOS batch file or icon on your desktop, then download the zip file
Once installed, you may need to configure settings in server.xml under the tomcat conf directory.
i installed it by windows service installer ... checked the localhost:8080 also..that time it worked and then i stop it from notification area icon as i was not using it.
after that i shut down the laptop and restart it afterwords laptop it showed me message box that windows can not start apache tomcat(not sure about the text in the message but it was surely about can't load it ) and icon from notification area also missing.
now i can't even delete the folder after uninstalling it.
1) The Tomcat logs, found by default inside the logs folder inside the Tomcat folder.
2) Window's Event Viewer, available from Control Panel -> Administrative Tools. Check the System part, and look for source "Service Control Manager".