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Multiple .War files on Tomcat container

Rob Jon

Joined: May 22, 2008
Posts: 12
Need help in configureing Tomcat container with multiple .war files. Which means i want to use one tomcat container for multiple websites. Is it possible? if yes how can i do it.

Please help and thanks to all in advance.
Bear Bibeault
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Of course it is. Each web app is termed a "context". The Tomcat docs and the Servlet Spec explain it all in great detail.

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Cameron Wallace McKenzie
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Just upload your war files to the webapp directory.

The name of the war file will become the context root.

So, on my website,, I upload a file named associate.war to the webapps directory of Tomcat, and tomcat deploys the application. I can then access my webapp through

I also have a war file named thesimpsons.war which I deploy to the same server. It's another web app. But once in the webapps directory, you can access the landing page through:

So, this is just a simple, live example, of multiple war files being deployed to a single tomcat server.

-Cameron McKenzie
Rob Jon

Joined: May 22, 2008
Posts: 12
thanks Cameron for your response. it help me a lot.
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