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I have installed the "apache tomcat" server came with NetBeans along with Glassfish server.

Now How can i deploy php application on it ? How should I configure it ?

The default directory of apache tomcat is : /usr/local/apache-tomcat-7.0.22 I have given full r/w permission to it.

In netbeans there is a home path setting which is set : /usr/local/apache-tomcat-7.0.22 and a base path, which points to a void folder at my home directory.

How I configure netbeans so that It can start and shutdown tomcat automatically ?

I have checked that I can maunally start tomcat and deploy application by copying apps to /usr/local/apache-tomcat-7.0.22/webapps directory. But all these needs manual labour.

How can I configure netbeans so that I dont have to do these manual steps ? How I should run applications ?

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To run php applications, you don't need a Tomcat server (see this question on Stackoverflow). Apache's httpd is sufficient (and, of course, a php environment) - see the Netbeans documentation and recommendations; there's even a Ubuntu-related documentation.

You may configure Tomcat to run a PHP application (AFAIK even Glassfish can be configured to host PHP applications), but i wouldn't recommend it if you don't have much experience with tomcat or glassfish.

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I know. But Im habituated of using apache for php and glassfish for jsp. On windows 7 I had to configure nothing. Just install and Run. But on ubuntu Im having all these issues. – Curious Apprentice Apr 19 '12 at 9:48

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