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 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 project 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 Jetty on centos 7.
Step 1. First of all we have to install java JDK.
yum install java-1.7.0-openjdk wget
Step 2. Download latest version of 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 user called jetty to run jetty web server on system start-up.
adduser -r -m jetty
chown -R jetty:jetty /opt/jetty/
ln -s /opt/jetty/bin/jetty.sh 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:
Step 5. Start Jetty web server
You should now be able to start Jetty freely with the following command:
service jetty start
Now you can access jetty web sever in http://your-ip-address:8080
Congratulation’s! You have successfully installed jetty. Thanks for using this tutorial for installting Jetty web server on centos 7 systems.