Installing PostgreSQL Database on Ubuntu Server


PostgreSQL is a powerful open-source relational database management system that is widely used for various applications. In this blog post, we will guide you through the process of installing PostgreSQL on an Ubuntu server.

Step 1: Update System Packages

Before we begin, it is always a good practice to update the system packages to their latest versions. Open the terminal and run the following command:

Step 2: Install PostgreSQL

Once the system packages are up to date, we can proceed with the installation of PostgreSQL. Run the following command in the terminal:

Step 3: Verify the Installation

After the installation is complete, PostgreSQL should start automatically. You can verify this by running the following command:

If the service is active and running, you will see a message indicating its status.

Step 4: Access PostgreSQL

By default, PostgreSQL creates a user called “postgres” during installation. To access the PostgreSQL prompt, switch to the “postgres” user by running the following command:

Once you are logged in as the “postgres” user, you can access the PostgreSQL prompt by running:

Step 5: Create a New Database

Now that you have access to the PostgreSQL prompt, you can create a new database. Run the following command to create a database named “mydatabase”:

Step 6: Create a New User

It is recommended to create a separate user for each database to enhance security. To create a new user, run the following command:

Replace “myuser” and “mypassword” with your desired username and password.

Step 7: Grant Privileges

Next, you need to grant privileges to the newly created user for the database. Run the following command:

This command grants all privileges to the “myuser” user for the “mydatabase” database.

Step 8: Exit PostgreSQL and Switch Back to Your User

Once you have completed the necessary configurations, exit the PostgreSQL prompt by running:

Then, switch back to your user by running:


Congratulations! You have successfully installed PostgreSQL on your Ubuntu server and created a new database with a user. PostgreSQL is now ready to be used for your applications or projects.

Remember to regularly update and maintain your PostgreSQL installation to ensure optimal performance and security.

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