Once you have downloaded and installed both the Java Platform itself and a server that supports servlets and JSP, you need to configure your server to run on your system. This configuration involves the following generic steps; the following three sections give specific details for Tomcat, JRun, and Resin.
Please note that these directions are geared toward using the server as a standalone Web server for use in desktop development. For deployment, you often set up your server to act as plugin within a traditional Web server like Apache or IIS. This configuration is beyond the scope of this book; use the wizard that comes with the server or read the configuration instructions in the vendor's documentation.