Monthly Archives: August 2013

How to customize default Tomcat port

By default Apache Tomcat listens on port 8080 but we might want to change this port:

  1. Find your Apache Tomcat installation folder
  2. Navigate to conf folder
  3. Open server.xml file
  4. Find the following lines:
    <Connector port="8080" protocol="HTTP/1.1"
    connectionTimeout="20000"
    redirectPort="8443" />
  5. Change the connector port according to your preferences. In my case to port 80
    <Connector port="80" protocol="HTTP/1.1"
    connectionTimeout="20000"
    redirectPort="8443" />
  6. Save the file and exit
  7. Restart your server and you are ready to go

How to configure Java variables in Windows XP

To set Java variables in Windows XP:

  1. Open properties of My Computer
  2. Go to the Advanced tab
  3. Click Environment Variables button
  4. Under System variables click New button
  5. and set the following:
    Variable name: JAVA_HOME
    Variable value: C:\Program Files\Java\jre7
  6. Click OK button and create the next variable as following:Variable name: JRE_HOME
    Variable value: C:\Program Files\Java\jre7
  7. Confirm the dialog and close the windows by clicking OK button
  8. Re-open command prompt and check if works
  9. If not, log off and re-login