Background: I am running Redhat 9.0 and attempting to install Tomcat 4.1.27 (recently released "stable" version).
My history is working on Linux servers which are already in production, and my personal server has always just used Apache as its web server. Now, I would like to put some of my new J2EE programs on my web server; but of course Apache isn't capable.
A few questions (I'm sorry if they sound stupid):
(1) Can I install Tomcat and JUST use Tomcat as my web server, or do I need to use the Apache/Tomcat Connector? I have configured the connector between IIS (yuck) and Tomcat, but never the Apache/Tomcat connector.
(2) On jakarta's site, there are many available files. It doesn't indicate which are for Linux, and which are for Windows. How can I tell from the binary name which is for/compatible with my system?
(3) Once I get the correct rpm (or tar.gz) file, I will unpack it... where? Does it matter? Can I put it, for example, in:
?Then do I have to configure Linux to open port 8080, or will the Tomcat installtion do that for me?
Thanks in advance for your help,