How To Install Java JDK 8 on Ubuntu 14.04

Install Java JDK 8 on Ubuntu 14.04

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install and configuration of Java JDK 8 on Ubuntu 14.04. There are many programs and scripts that require java to run, but usually, Java is not installed by default on VPS or Dedicated Server.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of the Java JDK 8 on the Ubuntu 14.04 server.


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Ubuntu 14.04, and any other Debian-based distribution.
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
  • A non-root sudo user or access to the root user. We recommend acting as a non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.

Install Java JDK 8 on Ubuntu 14.04

Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running the following apt commands in the terminal.

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

Step 2. Remove the OpenJDK from the system, if you have it already installed.

sudo apt-get remove --purge openjdk*

Step 3. Add the webupd8team Java PPA repository to your system.

sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:webupd8team/java

Step 4. Install Java JDK 8 on Ubuntu 14.04.

After adding the PPA, run the commands below one by one to install Java JDK 8:

sudo apt-get update
sudo aptitude -y install oracle-java8-installer

Step 5. Verify Installed Java Version.

Once successfully installed, run the following command below to confirm the Java version on your system:

$ java -version


java version "1.8.0_40"
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.8.0_40-b25)
Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 25.40-b25, mixed mode)

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Java. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Oracle Java (JDK) 8 on Ubuntu 14.04 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Java website.

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r00t is a seasoned Linux system administrator with a wealth of experience in the field. Known for his contributions to, r00t has authored numerous tutorials and guides, helping users navigate the complexities of Linux systems. His expertise spans across various Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, CentOS, and Debian. r00t's work is characterized by his ability to simplify complex concepts, making Linux more accessible to users of all skill levels. His dedication to the Linux community and his commitment to sharing knowledge makes him a respected figure in the field.
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