How To Install Jetty on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Install Jetty on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Jetty on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, 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 the Eclipse foundation. Jetty is also the server in open source projects such as Lift, Eucalyptus, Red5, Hadoop, and I2P. Jetty supports the latest Java Servlet API (with JSP support) as well as protocols SPDY and WebSocket.

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 and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of Jetty on a Ubuntu 18.04 (Bionic Beaver) server.


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Ubuntu 18.04 and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
  • A non-root sudo user or access to the root user. We recommend acting as a non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.

Install Jetty on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Bionic Beaver

Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running the following apt commands in the terminal.

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade

Step 2. Installing Java.

You can install OpenJDK with the following command:

sudo apt install openjdk-8-jdk

Verify the installed Java version:

java -version

Step 3. Installing Jetty on Ubuntu 18.04.

Jetty is available in the pre-installed Ubuntu package repositories. You can install it with the following command:

sudo apt install jetty9

To check and verify the installed Jetty version, run the following command:

apt show jetty

Enable the Jetty at boot time using the following command:

sudo systemctl enable jetty9
sudo systemctl start jetty9

Step 4. Access the Jetty Installation.

The Jetty web server runs on port 8080. To access your Jetty installation, you will need to type the following URL in your web browser: http://your-ip-address:8080/

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Jetty. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the Jetty web server on Ubuntu 18.04. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Jetty website.

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r00t is a seasoned Linux system administrator with a wealth of experience in the field. Known for his contributions to, r00t has authored numerous tutorials and guides, helping users navigate the complexities of Linux systems. His expertise spans across various Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, CentOS, and Debian. r00t's work is characterized by his ability to simplify complex concepts, making Linux more accessible to users of all skill levels. His dedication to the Linux community and his commitment to sharing knowledge makes him a respected figure in the field.
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