I suppose you want to install Tomcat server in a Linux operating
system using the binary version downloaded from the web.
Before starting the Tomcat installation it's necessary to
install the SDK of Java 2 Platform Standard Edition (J2SE):
you can download it from the official Java
After that you have to set the environment variable JAVA_HOME
with the name of the directory where you have installed the
Now, you can download the binary version of Tomcat from its
official web site (http://jakarta.apache.org)
and then you have to extract every file present in the archive
into a local directory (I'll refer to it with $TOMCAT_HOME).
In order to start Tomcat you have to digit the "./startup.sh"
command from the "$TOMCAT_HOME/bin" directory. To
stop it you have to digit the "./shutdown.sh" command
from the same directory.