How To Install Jetty Web Server on CentOS 7

Install Jetty Web Server on CentOS 7

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Jetty Web Server on CentOS 7. For those of you who didn’t know, Jetty is a pure Java-based HTTP (Web) server and Java Servlet container. Jetty is now often used for machine-to-machine communications, usually within larger software frameworks. Jetty is developed under an open source license, part of Eclipse foundation, it is used in multiple active products such as Apache ActiveMQ, Alfresco, Apache Geronimo, Apache Maven, Apache Spark, and also in open source projects such as Hadoop, Eucalyptus, Twitter’s Streaming API and Zimbra.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple. I will show you through the step-by-step installation of Jetty on centos 7.

Install Jetty Web Server on CentOS 7

Step 1. First of all, we have to install Java JDK.

yum install java-1.7.0-openjdk wget

Step 2. Installing Jetty on CentOS 7.

Download the latest version of the jetty.

tar zxvf jetty-distribution-9.2.11.v20150529.tar.gz -C /opt/

Rename the file name to jetty:

mv /opt/jetty-distribution-9.2.11.v20150529/ /opt/jetty

Step 3. Create a user called jetty to run a jetty web server on system start-up.

adduser -r -m jetty
chown -R jetty:jetty /opt/jetty/
cd /etc/init.d
ln -s /opt/jetty/bin/ jetty
chkconfig --add jetty
chkconfig --level 345 jetty on

Step 4. Configure Jetty.

Add the following information in /etc/default/jetty, replace port and listening address with your value:

#nano /etc/default/jetty

Step 5. Start Jetty webserver

You should now be able to start Jetty freely with the following command:

service jetty start

Now you can access the jetty webserver at http://your-ip-address:8080

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Jetty. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Jetty webserver on centos 7 systems. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Jetty website.

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