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 open source license,part of 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 through the step by step installation Jetty on a Ubuntu 18.04 (Bionic Beaver) server.
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 these following apt commands in the terminal.
You can install OpenJDK with the following command:
Verify installed Java version:
Jetty is available in the pre-installed Ubuntu package repositories. You can install it with the following command:
To check and verify the installed Jetty version, run the following command:
Enable the Jetty at boot time using the following command:
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/
Congratulation’s! You have successfully installed Jetty. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Jetty web server on Ubuntu 18.04. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Jetty website.