Tomcat default home page contains links to examples, documaentation and management applications. See how to change it.
With Tomcat on dedicated JVM, you usually test it by loading http://yourdomain.com/ (If the default web server to application server catch-all mapping is set for your domain). The contents of that page are compiled into the index_jsp servlet. It is quite easy to override that page. In
$CATALINA_HOME/conf/web.xml there is a section called
<welcome-file-list> <welcome-file>index.html</welcome-file> <welcome-file>index.htm</welcome-file> <welcome-file>index.jsp</welcome-file> </welcome-file-list>
The default servlet attempts to load the index.* files in the order listed. You may easily override the
index.jsp file by creating an index.html file at
$CATALINA_HOME/webapps/ROOT. It's somewhat common for that file to contain a new static home page or a redirect to a servlet's main page. A redirect would look like:
<html> <head> <meta http-equiv="refresh" content="0; URL=https://www.jvmhost.net/servlet/"> </head> <body> </body> </html>
This change takes effect immediately and does not require a restart of Tomcat.
Changing Tomcat's default web application
Implicit default web application is set to
webapps/ROOT. To change it you can add
<Context path="" docBase="new_default_app" />
in Host entry for localhost in
server.xml. Localhost Host is serving all requests until you define additional more specific Host(s).