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 Apache CouchDB open source NoSQL database management system on the CentOS 7 server.
- A server running one of the following operating systems: CentOS 7.
- 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 Apache CouchDB on CentOS 7
Step 1. First, let’s start by ensuring your system is up-to-date.
yum clean all yum install epel-release yum -y update
Step 2. Installing Apache CouchDB.
First, add the Apache repository:
### nano /etc/yum.repos.d/bintray-apache-couchdb-rpm.repo [bintray--apache-couchdb-rpm] name=bintray--apache-couchdb-rpm baseurl=http://apache.bintray.com/couchdb-rpm/el$releasever/$basearch/ gpgcheck=0 repo_gpgcheck=0 enabled=1
Now run the following command to install CouchDB:
yum install couchdb
Next, run the following commands to start and enable CouchDB on boot:
systemctl start couchdb systemctl enable couchdb
Step 3. Configure firewall rules.
sudo firewall-cmd --permanent --zone=public --add-port=5984/tcp sudo firewall-cmd --reload
Step 4. Configure Fauxton Web GUI Administration Panel.
We are going to enable Fauxton by modifying the following file first:
Go to the ‘[chttpd]’ line and change the bind_address value with your server’s IP address:
[chttpd] ; These settings affect the main, clustered port (5984 by default). port = 5984 bind_address = 192.168.77.01
Restart CouchDB so the changes will take effect:
systemctl restart couchdb
Step 7. Accessing Apache CouchDB
Apache CouchDB will be available on HTTP port 80 by default. Open your favorite browser and navigate to
http://192.168.77.01:5984 and complete the required steps to finish the installation.
Congratulations! You have successfully installed Apache CouchDB. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Apache CouchDB open source NoSQL database management on CentOS 7 systems. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Apache CouchDB website.