Connect your EC2 instance to a domain link using Tomcat server

Here are the steps to connect your EC2 instance to a domain link using Tomcat server:

  1. 1. Launch your EC2 instance: First, launch an EC2 instance using the Amazon Machine Image (AMI) that includes the Tomcat server. You can choose a Tomcat AMI provided by AWS or create a custom AMI with Tomcat installed.

  2. 2. Set up security group: Next, set up a security group for your EC2 instance that allows inbound traffic on port 80 (HTTP) and 443 (HTTPS) so that your website can be accessed over the internet.

  3. 3. Configure Tomcat server: Once your instance is running, configure Tomcat to serve your website. You can do this by editing the server.xml file located in the Tomcat installation directory. In this file, add a new Context element to map your website's context path to the location of your website files on the EC2 instance.
    Here's an example:

<Context path="/" docBase="/path/to/website/files" />

Replace /path/to/website/files with the actual path to the folder on your EC2 instance where your website files are located.

  1. 4. Upload your website files: Next, upload your website files to the folder you specified in the docBase attribute in the server.xml file. You can use an FTP client or SCP to transfer files to the EC2 instance. For example, if you have an image file named images.png, you can upload it to the website's folder.

  2. 5. Configure domain's DNS: After your website files are uploaded, configure your domain's DNS settings to point to your EC2 instance's public IP address. You can do this by adding an A record to your domain's DNS settings.

  3. Test your website: Finally, test your website by navigating to your domain in a web browser. If everything is set up correctly, you should see your website displayed in the browser with the image file images.png displayed if it's referenced in your website code.

That's it! If you encounter any issues during this process, you can refer to the Tomcat documentation or reach out to the AWS support team for assistance.