How To Install MongoDB on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Install MongoDB on Ubuntu 20.04

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install MongoDB on your Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, MongoDB is one of the most popular implementations of the NoSQL database system. It’s a document-oriented database program with the JSON-like scheme, which all your data stored as a document with BSON format on the database collection.

MongoDB was a pioneer in the NoSQL world. It’s a distributed document-oriented database with high availability replication and sharding, the built-in caching system for speed, scalable for large deployment, and flexible for your applications.

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 MongoDB on a Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) server.

Install MongoDB on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa

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. Install MongoDB on Ubuntu 20.04.

By default, the latest version of MongoDB is not available in the Ubuntu 20.04 default repository. So you will need to add the official MongoDB repository in your system:

Next, add the MongoDB repository with the following command:

After that, update your system and refresh existing repositories by running the commands below:

Once the installation has been completed, start the MongoDB service and enable it to start at reboot with the following command:

Step 3. Configure MongoDB.

MongoDB default configuration file is located at /etc/mongod.conf. By default, each user will have access to all databases and perform any action.

Add the following lines:

Save and close the file then restart the MongoDB service to apply the changes:

Congratulations! You have successfully installed MongoDB. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing MongoDB in Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official MongoDB website.

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