How To Install Apache CouchDB on CentOS 8

Install Apache CouchDB on CentOS 8

In this tutorial we will show you how to install Apache CouchDB on CentOS 8. For those of you who didn’t know, Apache CouchDB is an open-source database software that focuses on ease of use and having a scalable architecture. Apache CouchDB lets you access your data where you need it.

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 through the step by step installation Apache CouchDB on a CentOS 8 server.

Install Apache CouchDB on CentOS 8

Step 1. First let’s start by ensuring your system is up-to-date.

sudo dnf install epel-release
sudo dnf update

Step 2. Installing Apache CouchDB on CentOS 8.

Now we adds CouchDB Repository on your CentOS system:

sudo 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

Next, install the CouchDB packages by running the following command:

sudo dnf install couchdb

After installation, enable and start the CouchDB service bu issuing the commands below:

sudo systemctl enable --now couchdb

Step 3. Configuration of CouchDB on CentOS 8.

The configuration files for CouchDB are stored in the /opt/couchdb directory. To create an admin account open the local.ini file and add a line under the [admins] section using the format username = password. Restart CouchDB service to change the plain text password to a hash for security purposes.

Step 4. Configure Firewall.

If you are running firewalld on the server, you must open port 5984 to allow traffic CouchDB:

firewall-cmd --zone=public --permanent --add-port=5984/tcp
firewall-cmd --reload

Step 5. Accessing the CouchDB Web Interface.

Apache CouchDB should be running at localhost:5984. To confirm that CouchDB is working as expected, use the curl command to print CouchDB’s information in JSON format:

curl http://127.0.0.1:5984/

Congratulation’s! You have successfully installed Apache CouchDB. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Apache CouchDB on CentOS 8 systems. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Apache CouchDB website.

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