Spring app not properly accessible on third party tomcat server

I have a Spring app on localhost running on:

Tomcat version: 6.0 JDK version: 1.6

I just moved it to a shared third party server running on:

Tomcat version 5.5 JDK version 1.6

Because of this, I think there’s some incompatibility issues because of which I’m not able to access the app properly on shared third party server. I’m able to access only the homepage http://www.nepaladz.com , but the other links throw a 404.

  1. Since homepage is running well, does it mean there’s no incompatibility issue?
  2. On my localhost, I tried to run it on Tomcat version 5.5, but I get this error while trying to add project to server

Tomcat version 5.5 only supports J2EE 1.2, 1.3, and 1.4 Web modules

How can I possibly solve this issue?

Thanks for help.


One of the major difference between Tomcat 5.5 and Tomcat 6 is, that Tomcat 5.5 supports only jsp version 2.0. (Tomcat 6 supports jsp version 2.1).

So check that you use only Jsp version 2.0


Servlet/JSP Spec    Apache Tomcat version   Actual release revision Minimum Java Version
3.0/2.2             7.0.x                   7.0.22                  1.6
2.5/2.1             6.0.x                   6.0.33                  1.5
2.4/2.0             5.5.x                   5.5.34                  1.4
2.3/1.2             4.1.x (archived)        4.1.40 (archived)       1.3
2.2/1.1             3.3.x (archived)        3.3.2 (archived)        1.1

Source: http://tomcat.apache.org/whichversion.html

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