Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Working with Jetty server

Please visit http://www.eclipse.org/jetty/ for more information about Jetty. Jetty server is famous among many IT professionals because it can run as a standalone application server or just as easily embed it in an application. You can use Jetty to host your web applications.

Download link : http://mirrors.xmission.com/eclipse/jetty/

Installing Jetty :

a) Save any distribution onto your desktop. (Eg : jetty-distribution-8.1.10.v20130312.tar.gz)
b) To unpack it type,  sudo tar xfz jetty-distribution-8.1.10.v20130312.tar.gz in your command console.
c) Type , sudo java -jar start.jar jetty.port=8080.
d) Now you should be able to access your Jetty server home page. Just type http://localhost:8080 in your browser url.

* you can use any other port number (eg : 80)

To deploy your web application in jetty :

a) Simply create a folder (myapp) inside  /jetty-distribution-8.1.10.v20130312/webapps folder.
b) Now place your web application inside /jetty-distribution-8.1.10.v20130312/webapps/myapp folder.
c) Type http://localhost:8080/myapp in your browser url.
d) You should be able to access your deployed web application through your browser now.

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