EasyApache and Tomcat 7

Coming Soon to an EasyApache installation near you – Tomcat 7!

Some things in life get better with age; wine, a classic car, cheese, and fine art. Sadly, Tomcat 5.5 isn’t one of them. With Tomcat 7 an administrator can expect several improved features including memory optimization, refactored clustering, and increased security options. These enhancements will benefit both server administrators and website owners with quicker response time and security measures for Java applications.  

Tomcat 7 has many updates including, but not limited to:

- Several Patches from Apache for Tomcat 7

Tomcat 7 Patches

- Simplified Library Structure

- Support for Java 6 and 7

- JSP 2.2

- JSP 2.2 Expression Language Specifications

- Servlet 3.0 (Supports Asynchronous Servlets)

- Protection against Cross-Site Request Forgery (CRFS) Attacks

- Simplified XML and Cookie Validation

We’re hoping to gather your thoughts, concerns, questions, comments, hopes and dreams, and while we’re better equipped to answer your EasyApache and Tomcat questions and concerns, we’ll try our best for all the rest.

We understand that some Tomcat 5.5 installations have evolved into unique setups in EasyApache. We are keeping that in mind when introducing Tomcat 7 to EasyApache, and it will be invaluable to hear your stories about how you currently use Tomcat 5.5. This will help the EasyApache team during our development and testing of Tomcat 7.

Thank you all in advance for your feedback and questions. Please visit the Tomcat homepage for more information: Apache Tomcat 7 (7.0.37) – Documentation Index

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  • Jean-Francois Chevrette

    Can we hope for a seamless migration from 5.5 to 7? Or is the technology different in ways that simply upgrading Tomcat isn’t possible?

  • Scott

    Hello, Jean-Francois. We are doing our best to make the transition as seamless as possible. The EasyApache team is interested in learning about user customizations in Tomcat configuration files. If you are interested in providing you configuration files, please let me know. We can use that information during our testing to improve the migrations from Tomcat 5.5 to Tomcat 7.

    • Demian Cabrera

      Scott,

      Now, cPanel is manage backups or restores account perfect, but without servlets configuration files. If i did a backup through cPanel for an servlet account, i’ll expect this account can be restored without problem of the servlet configuration.

      Considered important if an account are using an JNDI or context customized in the account servlet.

      Remember too the directory of tomcat server is share all library to all accounts using servlets, is very importat.

      So, i think is very important here is the a good tools for backup and restore account with servlets. Then too an tool can do java and tomcat updates.

      I hope this recomendation can successfully help you.

      Bye.

      • Scott

        Hi Demian,

        Thank you for all the wonderful questions.

        The servlets used in Tomcat 5.5 will be able to be used in Tomcat 7. Please be aware that because of the very specific changes that can be made to Java apps by administrators some adjustments may be necessary on your end after the upgrade from 5.5 to 7.

        Please let us know if you have any additional questions about Tomcat 7.

  • http://www.facebook.com/MaraAlexander Mara Alexander

    Finally!

  • http://www.edwardbeckett.com/ Edward Beckett

    My God … there is hope … building /etc/rc.d/init.d/tomcat scripts isn’t really something I consider … enjoyable …. ;-)

  • Pocho

    cuando va a estar listo??

  • Justin

    This isn’t available in the 11.38 version is it?

    • Scott

      Hi Justin,

      Tomcat 7 will require cPanel&WHM 11.38 and will be released in the near future. The EasyApache team will post a new blog, forum post and press release when Tomcat 7 is available.

  • Spase Markovski

    When is this coming?

    • Scott

      Hi Spase,

      The EasyApache team is working to complete Tomcat 7 and we’re anticipating a release here in the near future.

  • Demian Cabrera

    I was expected this very much. EasyApache is runing very good but we need some tool for easy update. I really hope this can be used to soon.

    Please, make a good notification when this is already.

    Thanks.

    • Scott

      Hello again Demian,

      Thank you again for all the questions! We’re always happy to provide as much helpful information as possible.

      We are in the process right now of preparing all of our various announcements for the release of Tomcat 7. Please stay tuned to the cPanel&WHM blog, the EasyApache forums, and our Press Release site for information about Tomcat 7 and EasyApache.

      Thank you again!

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  • Pocho

    Cuando saldrá? alguna fecha estimativa?? gracias