Parth Parth - 3 months ago 12
Apache Configuration Question

Deploy web application other than webapp folder in apache tomcat

I want to deploy web application in directory(e.g \Users\username\myapps\app1) other than webapps folder.

I know to how to change "appBase" other than webapps by setting "appBase" attribute in "host" tag in server.xml in conf directory.

But problem is, I don't want to change whole webapps directory, I just want to deploy one application not in webapps directory.

Answer

Use a context.xml file placed in the $CATALINA_BASE/conf/[enginename]/[hostname]/ directory.

You can specify the absolute path or relative path in the docBase attribute.

<Context docBase="/Users/username/myapps/app1">
</Context>

See http://tomcat.apache.org/tomcat-7.0-doc/config/context.html

PS (from the tomcat doc):

It is NOT recommended to place elements directly in the server.xml file. This is because it makes modifying the Context configuration more invasive since the main conf/server.xml file cannot be reloaded without restarting Tomcat.

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