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  • Spring Web MVC app problem – deployed as root on a webhost Tomcat server

    Hi everyone. This is driving me crazy.

    I am new to Spring and I developed my first spring mvc web app using sts/eclipse. It runs perfect inside eclipse’s tomcat server.

    The application context is /realtyguide and I run it in eclipse thru http://localhost:8080/realtyguide/

    I packaged it in STS/Eclipse by: right click on project “realtyguide” > Run as > Maven package

    Webhost server is Tomcat 5.5. I deployed the war file (unzipped it) on my webhost as root application so I can access the website as “” and not “”.

    Success. Or so I thought. I am able to bring up the index page thru

    Here is the problem:

    The css and jquery files are not working. Another problem is that accessing other web pages referenced from the index page also return the error:
    “The requested URL /realtyguide/page-name was not found on this server” .

    Even though the address bar show a complete URL of

    It seems like the controller’s @requestmapping is not picking up this URL. I think I lost access to my application context even if the context path is still shown in the request URL.

    I am so lost on how to deal with this.

    What can I do to have access to the website thru “” instead of “” without breaking the app.

    I’d greatly appreciate your help. Thanks for your time.