A context path in Apache Tomcat refers to the name of the website as presented by the browser. For example, imagine I tell you to enter "localhost:8080/DemoWebsite/DateJSP.jsp" in your browser. The context path is "DemoWebsite". The term "context" in Tomcat is in fact synonymous with "website". The default context path can be specified if we provide a context file to Tomcat that is given the same name as the website. In this topic, you will learn how to accomplish this important task.
Written by Stephen Withrow
To learn how to set the default context path in Apache Tomcat in a Windows environment, follow these 9 steps:
DemoWebsiteunder the C drive (or another drive letter).
DateJSP.jspin this folder.
<Context path="/Placeholder" docBase="c:/DemoWebsite" />
pathattribute value. The
pathattribute is only used by Tomcat if a context is placed in
http://localhost:8080/DemoWebsite/DateJSP.jspand submit that address to the browser.