For those of you who didn’t know, Jenkins is an open source continuous integration tool written in Java. Jenkins provides continuous integration services for software development. It is a server-based system running in a servlet container such as Apache Tomcat. It supports SCM tools including AccuRev, CVS, Subversion, Git, Mercurial, Perforce, Clearcase and RTC, and can execute Apache Ant and Apache Maven based projects as well as arbitrary shell scripts and Windows batch commands.
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. I will show you through the step by step installation Jenkins on ubuntu 14.04.
Install Jenkins on Ubuntu 14.04
Step 1. First of all we have to install java JDK.
sudo apt-get install openjdk-8-jdk
Step 2. Install Apache web server.
apt-get install apache2
Step 3. Install jenkins.
Add the key and source list to apt:
wget -q -O - https://jenkins-ci.org/debian/jenkins-ci.org.key | sudo apt-key add -
Create a sources list for Jenkins:
sh -c 'echo deb http://pkg.jenkins-ci.org/debian binary/ > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/jenkins.list'
Update the cache:
After the cache has been updated, start proceed installation Jenkins:
apt-get install jenkins
Step 4. Start Jenkins service.
Jenkins will write log files to /var/log/jenkins/jenkins.log. You can also fine-tune the configuration.
Step 5. Access Jenkins.
Finally, after the installation is complete you can visit the following address in your browser http://your-ip-address:8080
Congratulation’s! You have successfully installed jenkins. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing jenkins web server on ubuntu 14.04 systems.