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Setting Up a PostgreSQL Database on ServerStadium’s Cloud Instances

PostgreSQL is a powerful, open-source relational database system. This tutorial will guide you through setting up a PostgreSQL database on your ServerStadium cloud instance.

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Step 1: Register Your Account

If you haven’t done so already, register an account on our Registration Page. After filling out your details and creating your account, you’ll gain access to your personal Cloud Dashboard.

Step 2: Add Your Cloud Instance

From your Cloud Dashboard, click on the ‘Add VM’ button. Here, you’ll find a range of cloud instance options. Select the one that suits your needs and budget. If you need help deciding, refer to our Pricing Page for more information.

Step 3: Install PostgreSQL

With your cloud instance ready, it’s time to install PostgreSQL. Connect to your instance via SSH and run the following commands:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install postgresql postgresql-contrib

This will install PostgreSQL on your cloud instance. To verify the installation, type psql --version. You should see the version of PostgreSQL that’s been installed.

Step 4: Create Your PostgreSQL Database

Now that PostgreSQL is installed, you can create your database. To do this, you’ll need to switch to the PostgreSQL account on your instance:

sudo -i -u postgres

You can then access a PostgreSQL prompt using the psql command. From this prompt, you can create a database using the CREATE DATABASE command, like so:


Replace “mydatabase” with the name of your database.


Congratulations! You now have a PostgreSQL database set up on your ServerStadium cloud instance. You’re ready to start managing your data and leveraging the powerful features of ServerStadium’s cloud instances.

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