JSP Hello World Program Tutorial with Eclipse and Tomcat Server


Tutorial Requirement :
Eclipse J2EE IDE (I am using Eclipse Mars version)
JDK installed (I am using JDK 1.8 version)
Tomcat Server (I am using Tomcat 7.1 version)

1. Create a New Dynamic Web Project

- In Eclipse under Project Explorer Right Click -> New -> Dynamic Web Project.

- Enter Project name: HelloWorld

- Target Runtime: Apache Tomcat vX.X

- Click : Next -> Next

On Web Module Page Check "Generate web.xml deployment descriptor" -> Finish.

2. Creating JSP page :

- Right Click on Project Folder HelloWorld -> New -> JSP File.

- Change File Name : index.jsp

- Click Finish

- Add the below lines in bold to your index.jsp page

index.jsp
<%@page import="java.sql.Date"%>
<%@ page language="java" contentType="text/html; charset=UTF-8"
    pageEncoding="UTF-8"%>
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/loose.dtd">
<html>
<head>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8">
<title>JSP Hello World Program</title>
</head>
<body>
  <%= "<h1>JSP : Hello World!!</h1> <br/> Today's DateTime : " %>
  <%= new java.util.Date() %>
</body>
</html>
3. Creating Tomcat Server:

- Menu : Window -> Show View -> Servers

- Right Click in Servers tab: New -> Server

- Select the Tomcat Version that you have installed on your system.

- Click on link Add and link to the Tomcat installed location.

4. Running JSP HelloWolrd Project :

Right Click on HelloWolrd Project -> Run As -> Run on Server

Run on Server: Click Next -> Finish.

Output :
Output JSP Hello World Program using Eclipse Tomcat Server.png
Output JSP Hello World Program using Eclipse Tomcat Server