I am on Amazon Linux (RHEL equivalent) and starting Tomcat 7 normally as the tomcat user with sudo -u tomcat /opt/tomcat/bin/startup.sh. Tomcat starts up fine, deploys my application fine and logs the Server Startup in xxx ms message to catalina.out.
We had a user sign-up and he mainly wants to use Tomcat. In fact, he said this:
"This is the general setup we would like: When WHM is used to instantiate a new CPanel "instance" the following happens: 1) A copy of tomcat 7 is installed for that account and associated with the cpanel account URL for the default web application.