How To Install Apache CouchDB on CentOS 7

r00t February 12, 2018

Install Apache CouchDB on CentOS 7

In this tutorial we will show you how to install Apache CouchDB on CentOS 7 server. 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 install Apache CouchDB open source NoSQL database management system on CentOS 7 server.

Install Apache CouchDB on CentOS 7

Step 1. First let’s start by ensuring your system is up-to-date.

Step 2. Installing Apache CouchDB.

First, add the Apache repository:

Now run the following command to install CouchDB:

Next, run the following commands to start and enable CouchDB on boot:

Step 3. Configure firewall rules.
Step 4. Configure Fauxton Web GUI Administration Panel.

We are going to enable Fauxton by modifying the following file first:

Go to the ‘[chttpd]’ line and change the bind_address value with your server’s IP address:

Restart CouchDB so the changes will take effect:

Step 7. Accessing Apache CouchDB

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

Congratulation’s! You have successfully installed Apache CouchDB on CentOS 7. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Apache CouchDB open source NoSQL database management on CentOS 7 systems. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Apache CouchDB web site.

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