How To Install Apache CouchDB on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Install Apache CouchDB on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Apache CouchDB on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, CouchDB is an open-source project and NoSQL, document-oriented database server.  It has a document-oriented NoSQL database architecture and is implemented in the concurrency-oriented language Erlang; it uses JSON to store data, JavaScript as its query language using MapReduce, and HTTP for an API.

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 Ubuntu 18.04 (Bionic Beaver) server.

Install Apache CouchDB on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Bionic Beaver

Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running these following apt commands in the terminal.

Step 2. Installing Apache CouchDB on Ubuntu.

First, Add the official CouchDB PPA repository using the add-apt-repository command:

Now that the repository is enabled update the packages list and install CouchDB:

During hte installation, you should see messages to select some option:

Next, select the standalone option and continue:

Next, type in the interface IP address and continue:

Once the installation is finished. Start CouchDB and enable it to start on boot time using the following command:

Step 3. Accessing Apache CouchDB.

Apache CouchDB will be available on HTTP port 80 by default. Open your favorite browser and navigate to http://your_IP:5984/_utils/ and complete the required steps to finish the installation.

Congratulations! You have successfully installed CouchDB. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Apache CouchDB on Ubuntu 18.04 systems. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official CouchDB website.

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