Check / Determine Your Version of Tomcat and Java

Determine Your Version of Tomcat using console


java -cp lib/catalina.jar org.apache.catalina.util.ServerInfo


java.exe -cp lib\catalina.jar org.apache.catalina.util.ServerInfo


The output should be similar to this:

java -cp catalina.jar org.apache.catalina.util.ServerInfo
Server version: Apache Tomcat/7.0.42
Server built: Jul 18 2014 10:08:19
Server number:
OS Name: Linux
OS Version: 2.6.32-531.29.2.lve1.3.11.1.el6.x86_64
Architecture: amd64
JVM Version: 1.7.0_75-mockbuild_2015_01_22_07_15-b00
JVM Vendor: Oracle Corporation


Location of catalina.jar in cPanel server is:



Determine Your Version of Tomcat using a JSP File


You can also check your version using a JSP file if you don’t have console access.

if you can upload a JSP file you may print out some info like in this

Save this code into a file called tomcat_version.jsp:

When you access,, the output should look similar to:


You can also find out the server information through its status page:


On that page you can see the version of Java on which your Tomcat runs