Installing and starting Jetty Application Server

Table of contents:

  1. What is Jetty?
  2. Installation
  3. Starting Jetty 
  4. Deploying Web Application

1. What is Jetty?

Jetty is a web container providing the following components:

  • HTTP server
  • HTTP client
  • javax.servlet container

2. Installation

You can find and download Jetty directly from page.

Then, extract the zip file somewhere to your computer.


3. Starting Jetty

Let’s open command line at the installation directory, and run the following command to start Jetty on:

java -jar start.jar

Now, let’s open http://localhost:8080 on your browser.

Tips: You can change Jetty port by editing jetty.port property in start.ini file.

4. Deploying Web Application

You simply put .war files into webapps folder.