Railo Tomcat installer
The installers available on our download page are very easy to use wizard installers. All necessary options can be filled in during the installation procedure and all necessary actions with the involved web servers and setting up daemons or services will happen behind the scenes. This should be the easiest way to install Railo.
This version is suitable for you if you quickly need to develop something and you don't want to install a full blown server. As well if you need to test an existing application on its compatibility and do some comparisons or you need a very lightweight servlet engine that runs from an USB key Railo Express is the right version to choose from.
WAR file install
On different JEE servers like Tomcat or JBoss, you can just drop a .war file into a certain hot deploy folder (normally it's called webapps on Tomcat or servers/default/deploy in JBoss) and it will be automatically expanded and deployed - just about the simplest 'install' in the world!
On some other JEE servers, you might need to unzip the WAR file first (either perform a jar xf or rename to .zip and unzip it) and put the expanded tree into the deploy folder. So, basically, the WAR file is a ZIP of the webroot.
Read more about the Railo war files in the wiki.
In order to manually install Railo 3.2 you can follow one of the different blogs depending on your requirements. Check the wiki for more information.