In this tutorial, we will show you how to install RethinkDB on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, RethinkDB is a free and open-source NoSQL database system that makes it easier for building real-time apps. It uses JSON to load the applications into and read the database. RethinkDB is built to store JSON documents and you can scale it to multiple machines easily. It is easy to set up and has a simple query language that supports table joins and group by.
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 RethinkDB open-source and scalable database on Ubuntu 20.04 (Focal Fossa). You can follow the same instructions for Ubuntu 18.04, 16.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.
- A server running one of the following operating systems: Ubuntu 20.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.
- It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
- SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
non-root sudo useror 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 RethinkDB on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa
Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running the following
apt commands in the terminal.
sudo apt update sudo apt upgrade sudo apt install net-tools
Step 2. Installing RethinkDB on Ubuntu 20.04.
By default, RethinkDB is available Ubuntu 20.04 base repository. Now run the following command below to add the RethinkDB repository to your system:
source /etc/lsb-release && echo "deb https://download.rethinkdb.com/repository/ubuntu-$DISTRIB_CODENAME $DISTRIB_CODENAME main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/rethinkdb.list
Next, import the GPG keys:
wget -qO- https://download.rethinkdb.com/repository/raw/pubkey.gpg | sudo apt-key add -
It is now time to install the RethinkDB using the following command below:
sudo apt update sudo apt install rethinkdb
After installing the commands below can be used to stop, start and enable the RethinkDB service:
sudo systemctl stop rethinkdb sudo systemctl start rethinkdb sudo systemctl enable rethinkdb
Step 3. Accessing RethinkDB Web Interface.
Once successfully installed, open your web browser and type the URL
http://your-server-ip:8080. You will be redirected to the RethinkDB default dashboard as shown below:
Congratulations! You have successfully installed RethinkDB. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the RethinkDB pen-source database for the real-time web on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official RethinkDB website.