I have created a Hello servlet , compiled it and deployed the Hello.class in the folder C:\Program Files\Apache Software Foundation\Tomcat 6.0\webapps\test\WEB-INF\classes manually. In the C:\Program Files\Apache Software Foundation\Tomcat 6.0\webapps\test\WEB-INF folder i have created a web.xml like:

<web-app xmlns="http://java.sun.com/xml/ns/j2ee" version="2.4"

In the server.xml I have modified the port from 8080 to 8081.
Now i run this from IE using the URL http://localhost:8081/test/Hello
But I m getting the error

HTTP Status 404 - Servlet Hello is not available


type Status report

message Servlet Hello is not available

description The requested resource (Servlet Hello is not available) is not available.

Please help me in resolving this error.. I have been trying to find a solution from past 3 days but dint work out.
I was able to run the same servlet last week on the same machine. But now this problem has occured. Please Help..!!!


Do you get any errors when starting the container? Also, you need to place the class file in a location which matches your package structure. Your test.Hello.class file should be placed in the 'test' folder in the classes directory.