How To Install Apache CouchDB on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Install Apache CouchDB on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

In this tutorial we will show you how to install Apache CouchDB on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. 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 installation Apache CouchDB open source NoSQL database management system on a Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus) server.

Install Apache CouchDB on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Step 1. First make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running these following apt-get commands in the terminal.

Step 2. Installing Apache CouchDB.

First, Add the official CouchDB PPA repository using add-apt-repository command:

Then, update apt and install Apache CouchDB:

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

Next, Fixing ownership and permission:

Step 3. Accessing Apache CouchDB

Apache CouchDB will be available on HTTP port 80 by default. Open your favorite browser and navigate to http://your_IP:5984 and complete the required the steps to finish the installation.

Congratulation’s! You have successfully installed Apache CouchDB. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing latest stable version of Apache CouchDB open source NoSQL database management on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS  (Xenial Xerus) system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Apache CouchDB web site.

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