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CouchDB and PHP Web Development Beginner's Guide by Tim Juravich

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Checking that our setup is complete

We just accomplished a lot in the past few pages. We've set up our web development environment and installed CouchDB. Now, let's double check that we can run and access CouchDB.

Starting CouchDB

CouchDB is easy to manage. It operates as a service that we can start and stop by using our command line. Let's start CouchDB with a command line statement.

  1. Open Terminal.
  2. Run the following command:
    couchdb -b
    
    
  3. Terminal will reply with the following:
    Apache CouchDB has started, time to relax.
    
    

Great! Now that we have started CouchDB as a background process, it will sit in the background and handle requests until we shut it off.

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