This is the main configuration file for Tomcat. Most of it should be set correctly and can be left alone. Please note the section:
</Connector>This configures Tomcat to be an HTTP server on port 8081. You probably do not want this in a production environment, it is a security risk, so comment it out once you have set everything up. Comments are done like in HTML, with <!- ... ->.
Near the bottom of the file is the Context section. Here is where you add new web applications.
</Context>The path defines the URL path that this context is for. In this example, that would be http://localhost/examples/. docBase specifies where the web application is to be found. You may specify absolute paths, but if you put a relative path it will be relative to TOMCAT_HOME which is /usr/share/tomcat in Debian, by default. crossContext allows the web app to access other contexts, default is true. Default for debug is 0. reloadable=''true'' will cause the web application to be recompiled each time it is accessed, which may be bad for a production environment; default is ``true'' however.
When you add a Context to this file, you must update the tomcat.conf that you copied from tomcat-auto, if you decided to copy it. When you do Virtual Hosts (see Section ), you must add the information that would normally go in tomcat-auto to the correct <VirtualHost> section instead.