How To Install Apache CouchDB on Linux Mint 20

Install Apache CouchDB on Linux Mint 20

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Apache CouchDB on Linux Mint 20. For those of you who didn’t know, Apache CouchDB (CouchDB) is a NoSQL document database that collects and stores data in JSON-formatted documents. CouchDB is a perfect choice for operation teams and businesses looking for a high-performance NoSQL database solution. Apache CouchDB integrates seamlessly with almost all modern web applications, including those built for mobile devices, making it an excellent tool for reading, producing, editing, and changing database documents.

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 on a Linux Mint 20 (Ulyana).

Install Apache CouchDB on Linux Mint 20 Ulyana

Step 1. Before running the tutorial below, it’s important to make sure your system is up to date by running the following apt commands in the terminal:

sudo apt update

Step 2. Installing Snap.

Run the following command to install Snap packages:

sudo rm /etc/apt/preferences.d/nosnap.pref
sudo apt update
sudo apt install snapd

Step 2. Installing Apache CouchDB on Linux Mint 20.

Now that Snap is enabled update the packages list and install CouchDB using the following command:

sudo apt update
sudo snap install couchdb

Step 3. Accessing CouchDB.

Once successfully installed, you can access the CouchDB web-based interface and type in the admin username and password to login into your database:

http://127.0.0.1:5984/_utils/

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Apache CouchDB. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the latest version of Apache CouchDB on the Linux Mint system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official CouchDB website.

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