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I finally got a simple grails app deployed and running on AWS EC2 instance with Tomcat7. How do I configure Apache and/or Tomcat so the app would be accessible from the following URL:

http://107.20.253.141/

as opposed to how I have to access it now at:

http://107.20.253.141/Grails2Test-0.1/

I didn't have to specify port 8080 either so the two are working together nicely.

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Simple way: Rename the directory within webapps (or the .war file) to ROOT (or ROOT.war if you're deploying a .war), replacing the default webapp.

Less simple, more flexible: add a <Context> configuration to server.xml to map a webapp to root - set the docBase to your webapp's location and the path to an empty string, "".

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