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CouchDB Installation

Install CouchDB on Windows

Download CouchDB:

Go to official CouchDB website:

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Click on the download button, you will get a page, having various formats files to download CouchDB.

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Download CouchDB according to your operating system.

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Run the downloaded apache file.

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After the complete installation, open browser and open the following link:

This web page will have the following output:

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You can interact with the CouchDB web interface by using the following url:

Now go to the verify tab and verify installation:

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After verification, you will get a verification message.

Now go to Setup tab and you see two options "Configure cluster" and "Configure Single Node".

Cluster is used for multiple servers and for a large setup. For a simple database application, we have to choose "configure single node".

When you click on the "configure single node", you have to fill some credentials.

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You can change the password or create another admin by clicking on the admin tab.

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Install CouchDB on Linux Systems

Some Linux based systems provide CouchDB internally. To install CouchDB on Ubuntu and Debian, use the following instructions:

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CouchDB is a web interface so you can verify it on web browser. Open the following homepage url:

It will give the following output:


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If the Linux system does not have CouchDB then install CouchDB and its following dependencies:

  • Erlang OTP
  • ICU
  • OpenSSL
  • Mozilla SpiderMonkey
  • GNU Make
  • GNU Compiler Collection
  • libcurl
  • help2man
  • Python for docs
  • Python Sphinx

To install the above dependencies use the following commands:

Then configure and start CouchDB. You should also verify the output by using the following url:

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