In this page, I will show you three different way to deploy applications
By Manager App
visit tomcat base url localhost:8080 Click "Manager App" You can deploy by specifying directory path or war file
By webapps dir
You can copy app files into webapps If you look inside of conf/server.xml webapps attributes, you can see that tomcat automatically deploy application within webapps dir
Inside of conf/Catalina/localhost folder, create context.xml file and configue your app deployment.