How To Install MongoDB on Ubuntu 14.04

r00t February 22, 2015

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For those of you who didn’t know, MongoDB is a NoSQL document-oriented database. Refers to a database with a data model other than the tabular format used in relational databases such as MySQL, PostgreSQL, and Microsoft SQL. MongoDB features include: full index support, replication, high availability, and auto-sharding. It is a cross-platform and it makes the process of data integration faster and much easier. Since it is free and open-source, MongoDB is used by number of websites and organizations.

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 MongoDB on Ubuntu 14.04.

Step 1. First, add the official MongoDB public key used by the package management system.

Step 2. Install mongoDB packages.

If you want to install any specific version of MongoDB, define the version number like below:

MongoDB daemon should be enabled to start on boot:

The main configuration file is located in the /etc directory on your Linux VPS as mongod.conf. To edit it, you can use your favorite text editor.

Step 3. Verifying mongoDB database.

Connect MongoDB using command line and execute some test commands for checking proper working.

A good way to start using MongoDB on your CentOS 6 is to read the MongoDB manual on the official web site.

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