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).
non-root sudo useror 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.