1. You can start the tomcat using by running catelina.sh as follows.

/[path to tomcat]/apache-tomcat-8.0.8/bin/catalina.sh run.

2. If there’s an error check the localhost log (eg: localhost.2014-06-29.log) in /[path to tomcat]/apache-tomcat-8.0.8/logs folder.

3. Tomcats deploy folder is : /[path to tomcat]/apache-tomcat-8.0.8/webapps

4. If localhost is not worked properly add the “ localhost” to the etc/hosts file. You can edit it as follows

gksudo gedit /etc/hosts command

.If the browser is chrome try And try unchecking “File > Work Offline” in firefox


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