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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).


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Linux Mint 20 (Ulyana).
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • 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 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. Configure Firewall.

By default, the UFW firewall is enabled on Linux Mint. Depending on your Apache CouchDB configuration file, open ports 5984 to allow CouchDB traffic:

sudo ufw allow 5984/tcp
sudo ufw reload

Step 4. 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:

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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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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