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How to Configure Tomcat9 on AWS EC2?

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  • Last Updated : 17 Dec, 2021
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AWS or Amazon web services is a cloud service platform that provides on-demand computational services, databases, storage space, and many more services. EC2 or Elastic Compute Cloud is a scalable computing service launched on the AWS cloud platform. In simpler words, EC2 is nothing but a virtual computer on which we can perform all our tasks and we have the authority to configure, launch or even dissipate this virtual computer.

In this article, we will learn how to configure Tomcat9 on AWS EC2.


  1. AWS account
  2. EC2 Instance
  3. User with privileges to create Instance

We are going to download the Zip version of Tomcat9 and then going to Unzip It

Configuring Tomcat9 on AWS EC2:

Follow the steps below to configure Tomcat9 on AWS EC2:

Step 1: Create an AWS Elastic Cloud Compute Instance.

Step 2: Start the EC2 instance that you have created in Step 1.

Step 3: Connect to your EC2 Instance by clicking on Connect Button 

Step 4: A prompt will pop up after connecting.

Step 5: At first check, if Zip is already installed or not.

zip --version

Step 6: If Zip is not installed on your virtual machine then install the Zip using the following command.

sudo apt-get install zip

Step 7: A prompt will appear asking you for confirmation, press ‘y’ to confirm.

Step 8: We have successfully installed Zip on our EC2  instance, Now download the Zip version of Tomcat9 using the following command.

wget ""

Step 9: Wait for the process to end.

Step 10: We have successfully downloaded the Zip version of Tomcat9 on our EC2  instance, Unzip it using the following command.


Step 11: Wait for the process to end.

Step 12: We have successfully configured Tomcat9 on our EC2 Instance.

In this way, we can configure Tomcat9 on our EC2 instance using EC2 Instance Connect. And if you also use a free tier account, make sure you delete all the resources you have used before logging out. 

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