Published on December 7th, 2013 | by Kieran


Redirecting Tomcat default home page

To redirect the default Tomcat home page to another URL, simply edit the index.html in the /CATALINA_HOME/webapps/ROOT/ directory, where CATALINA_HOME is your Tomcat directory.

Delete the contents of the file, replacing it with the following lines:

So for example, if I wanted to redirect people to, the meta tag would read:



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has worked with computers and technology for over 20 years. Based in the United Kingdom, he works as a Solution Engineer for Salesforce, specialising in all things Commerce, Digital and the Internet. Predominantly blogging on he can also be found on Twitter @KieranLane, Instagram and Flickr.

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