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Deploying A WAR File in EasyApache 4 and Tomcat (Experimental)

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Deploying A WAR File in EasyApache 4 and Tomcat (Experimental)

A quick, step-by-step tutorial on how to work with EasyApache 4 and Tomcat to create and deploy a web application housed in a WAR file.

· Web Dev Zone ·
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Recently EasyApache 4 started to provide Tomcat support on an experimental basis. After migrating from EasyApache 3 to EasyApache 4 it becomes very difficult and confusing for users to deploy and configure their web application (.war) in their VPS server. I also faced the same problem. Below are the short instructions on how I solved the problem.

First of all, you need to read below documents.

Now follow the below instructions.

1) Build your web app - let's go with a .war file for example purposes. Rename it to ROOT.war.

2) In your VPS server go to the /home/user-name/ea-tomcat85/webapps location

3) Copy your ROOT.war file into the location (Step 2)

4) Go to /home/user-name/ea-tomcat85/conf file. There you should find a server.xml file.

5) Use the command vi server.xml to view the server.xml file. Find the Ajp/1.3 connector port. It should look something like this:

<Connector port="10001" protocol="AJP/1.3" redirectPort="10002"/>

Remember the port number is 10001.

6) Now go to this location: /etc/apache2/conf.d/userdata/std/2/user-name/your-domain-name/

Now create a file named custom.conf.

Write the below code:

<IfModule proxy_ajp_module>

ProxyPass "/" "ajp://127.0.0.1:HERE_YOUR_REMEMBERED_AJP_PORT/"

</IfModule>

Finally, save it.

This gives your website HTTP access.

7) Now got to the following location: /etc/apache2/conf.d/userdata/ssl/2/user-name/your-domain-name/

Create a file named custom.conf.

Write the below code:

<IfModule proxy_ajp_module>

ProxyPass "/" "ajp://127.0.0.1:HERE_YOUR_REMEMBERED_AJP_PORT/"

</IfModule>

Finally, save it.

This gives your server HTTPS access

8) Now you need to rebuild the HTTPD, so use the below command

/usr/local/cpanel/scripts/rebuildhttpdconf

And now restart the HTTPD by using the below command:

/usr/local/cpanel/scripts/restartsrv_httpd

Note: In case your website is not working yet, follow the below instructions.

Reboot your VPS server or do the same thing but in a new Tomcat location, which is /opt/cpanel/ea-tomcat85.

After doing everything, use the below command to start a Tomcat server manually:

/opt/cpanel/ea-tomcat85/bin/./startup.sh

If you need to shutdown Tomcat manually, use the below command:

/opt/cpanel/ea-tomcat85/bin/./shutdown.sh
Topics:
apache, tomcat 8, vps server, web dev

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