Sunday, November 13, 2011

Starting MongoDB and php on Ubuntu

Installing MongoDB on Ubuntu:
1. Add 10gen package to source.list 
The 10gen package contains the latest mongoDB version, append below line to the end of the file “/etc/apt/sources.list
deb dist 10gen
For example, you can vim the “source.list” and append the 10gen package like this :
$ sudo vim /etc/apt/sources.list
File : /etc/apt/sources.list
#...content omitted ...
## This software is not part of Ubuntu, but is offered by third-party
## developers who want to ship their latest software.
deb natty main
deb-src natty main
 #mongo repo ##########
deb dist 10gen

 2. Update package
Update the modified “/etc/apt/sources.list” :
sudo apt-get update
Now, a new “mongodb-10gen – An object/document-oriented database” is available for install.
  3. Add GPG Key
10gen package required GPG key, import it :
sudo apt-key adv --keyserver --recv 7F0CEB10
   4. Install mongodb-10gen
Everything is ready, now you can Install the mongoDB package :
sudo apt-get install mongodb-10gen
    5. Post-InstallationVerification
Now, mongoDB is installed, started, and auto start mongoDB script is generated to “/etc/init/mongo” and “/etc/init.d/mongo“. In addition, all mongoDB files are copied to “/usr/bin” folder.

The main configuration file “mongodb.conf” is located at “/etc/mongodb.conf“, change the values to customize your mongoDB server.

File : mongodb.conf
# mongodb.conf
# Where to store the data.
# Note: if you run mongodb as a non-root user (recommended) you may
# need to create and set permissions for this directory manually,
# e.g., if the parent directory isn't mutable by the mongodb user.
#where to log
logpath=/var/log/mongodb/mongodb.log logappend=true
#port = 27017
   6. Verification
To verify it, just connect it with “mongo”
$ mongo
MongoDB shell version: 1.8.1 connecting to: test
on my next post I will try to connect php with this mongoDB.