Installing MongoDB in Cpanel (VPS/Cloud)

This article applies for all Linux VPS & Linux Cloud clients.

Installing MongoDB is an easy and short process, but you will need to create the Mongo databases from shell (ssh/putty) and administer them from there as well (VPS or Cloud). 

To do that, please follow the steps below:

  1. Install the MongoDB repo:

cd /etc/yum.repos.d

  1. Create the mongodb.repo file:

nano -w mongodb.repo

  1. Paste this code inside:

[mongodb] name=MongoDB Repo baseurl=\_64/ gpgcheck=0 enabled=1

  1. Install MongoDB using Yum:

yum install mongo-10gen mongo-10gen-server

PS: At this point, you should have MongoDB installed on your CentOS + cPanel box.

  1. Configure MongoDB to automatically start after reboot:

chkconfig mongod on

  1. Start MongoDB:

service mongod start

  1. Use the powerful PECL command to install your MongoDB PHP extension:

pecl install mongo

  1. Restart Apache to apply changes:

service httpd restart

  1. Verify installation with this command:

php -i | grep mongo -i

  • If you see the MongoDB extension in the output, then you are all set!