Hi Ranchers, I just dowloaded tomcat 5.5 and unzipped it in my c rive . I already have jdk5 . so I just set the catalina_home and java_home and ran the statup cmd . Followin msg displayed: C:\tomcat\bin>startup Using CATALINA_BASE: C:\tomcat Using CATALINA_HOME: C:\tomcat Using CATALINA_TMPDIR: C:\tomcat\temp Using JRE_HOME: C:\Program Files\Java\jdk5 Then a new cmd window was diaplyed the last line of which says teh server started:Feb 25, 2008 10:26:49 PM org.apache.catalina.startup.Catalina start INFO: Server startup in 1469 ms But when I acccess the home page http://localhost:8080/ unfortunately nothin is displayed .I have tried to stop & start again but smae result !Apprciate some help . I am using windows XP in my home PC and there is no firwall or anything . is there any setting on the browser to resolve the localhost ?