Apache CouchDB – The Database Management System

Apache CouchDB – The Database Management System

January 5, 2021 / Nirav Shah

CouchDB is a database that completely adapted to the web. You can store your data within the JSON documents, access your documents with your web browser, via HTTP, query, combine and transform your documents with JavaScript.

CouchDB works seamlessly with modern web and mobile apps. You can distribute your data, efficiently using CouchDB’s incremental replication.

CouchDB supports master-master setups with automatic conflict detection.

We will explain how to install CouchDB on CentOS 8 installation..

Update the system packages.

sudo yum update

Step 1 Install CouchDB Repository

sudo yum install epel-release

Next, create a repo file

sudo nano /etc/yum.repos.d/bintray-apache-couchdb-rpm.repo

Enter the below following



After installing the repository and creating the CouchDB repository. Now it’s the time to install CouchDB.

sudo yum install couchdb

enter Y for confirming the same.

After this enable and start the CouchDB service

sudo systemctl start couchdb
sudo systemctl enable couchdb

The configuration files are stored in the /opt/couchdb directory. To create an admin account open the local.ini file and add a line under the [admins] section using the format username = password. Restart CouchDB service


CouchDB listens on localhost only by default.

Use the following curl command that will check if the installation was successful or not.


For more information visit the Apache CouchDB Documentation.

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