What is apache tomcat? Can anybody explain this error message?

There is a website that I really really really need to get into, desperately. But when I click on the link, an error message appears:

Error connecting to Apache Tomcat instance.

Please check that a Tomcat server is running at given location and port..

Does that mean I'm not qualified to enter the site because I don't have a "Tomcat server", whatever that is? Is this problem solvable? What is a tomcat server?

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  • 7 years ago
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    > What is apache tomcat?

    A webserver for running web sites written in Java.

    > Can anybody explain this error message? Error connecting to Apache Tomcat instance

    As far as you are concerned, it means the site is broken. If you were the systems administrator for the website, it would help you fix it.

    > Does that mean I'm not qualified to enter the site because I don't have a "Tomcat server", whatever that is?

    No. The error message is only useful for the people who run the website.

    > Is this problem solvable?

    Only by the people running the website.

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