javax.servlet.ServletException: Error instantiating servlet class

I created a  JSP page to upload files from this  example:
https://www.javacodegeeks.com/2013/08/file-upload-example-in-servlet-and-jsp.html

I followed this to the T and it comes back with this error message after I click on upload. I have enclosed the complete source int the ZIP with the pom file

Here is the error:

HTTP Status 500 – Internal Server Error
Type Exception Report

Message Error instantiating servlet class [FileUploadHandler]

Description The server encountered an unexpected condition that prevented it from fulfilling the request.

Exception

javax.servlet.ServletException: Error instantiating servlet class [FileUploadHandler]
      org.apache.catalina.authenticator.AuthenticatorBase.invoke(AuthenticatorBase.java:496)
      org.apache.catalina.valves.ErrorReportValve.invoke(ErrorReportValve.java:81)
      org.apache.catalina.valves.AbstractAccessLogValve.invoke(AbstractAccessLogValve.java:650)
      org.apache.catalina.connector.CoyoteAdapter.service(CoyoteAdapter.java:342)
      org.apache.coyote.http11.Http11Processor.service(Http11Processor.java:803)
      org.apache.coyote.AbstractProcessorLight.process(AbstractProcessorLight.java:66)
      org.apache.coyote.AbstractProtocol$ConnectionHandler.process(AbstractProtocol.java:790)
      org.apache.tomcat.util.net.NioEndpoint$SocketProcessor.doRun(NioEndpoint.java:1468)
      org.apache.tomcat.util.net.SocketProcessorBase.run(SocketProcessorBase.java:49)
      java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor.runWorker(ThreadPoolExecutor.java:1142)
      java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor$Worker.run(ThreadPoolExecutor.java:617)
      org.apache.tomcat.util.threads.TaskThread$WrappingRunnable.run(TaskThread.java:61)
      java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java:745)
Root Cause

java.lang.ClassNotFoundException: FileUploadHandler
      org.apache.catalina.loader.WebappClassLoaderBase.loadClass(WebappClassLoaderBase.java:1308)
      org.apache.catalina.loader.WebappClassLoaderBase.loadClass(WebappClassLoaderBase.java:1136)
      org.apache.catalina.authenticator.AuthenticatorBase.invoke(AuthenticatorBase.java:496)
      org.apache.catalina.valves.ErrorReportValve.invoke(ErrorReportValve.java:81)
      org.apache.catalina.valves.AbstractAccessLogValve.invoke(AbstractAccessLogValve.java:650)
      org.apache.catalina.connector.CoyoteAdapter.service(CoyoteAdapter.java:342)
      org.apache.coyote.http11.Http11Processor.service(Http11Processor.java:803)
      org.apache.coyote.AbstractProcessorLight.process(AbstractProcessorLight.java:66)
      org.apache.coyote.AbstractProtocol$ConnectionHandler.process(AbstractProtocol.java:790)
      org.apache.tomcat.util.net.NioEndpoint$SocketProcessor.doRun(NioEndpoint.java:1468)
      org.apache.tomcat.util.net.SocketProcessorBase.run(SocketProcessorBase.java:49)
      java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor.runWorker(ThreadPoolExecutor.java:1142)
      java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor$Worker.run(ThreadPoolExecutor.java:617)
      org.apache.tomcat.util.threads.TaskThread$WrappingRunnable.run(TaskThread.java:61)
      java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java:745)
Note The full stack trace of the root cause is available in the server logs.

Apache Tomcat/8.5.31
ashok PriyadarshanDirectorAsked:
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rrzCommented:
Root Cause   java.lang.ClassNotFoundException: FileUploadHandler

I assume that you compiled the FileUploadHandler.java  file. Please tell us where in your web app  you placed the class file.

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ashok PriyadarshanDirectorAuthor Commented:
it is in the zip
girionisCommented:
Can you tell us the location of this class in the .war file?
rrzCommented:
I don't see any zip. Anyway, you should post your code files and screenshots here. Use the tags that are above the comment text box.
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