Install CouchDB on macOS

This is a quick tutorial to install CouchDB 2.x.x on macOS.

CouchDB 2.x.x on macOS

Go to the download section of the official CouchDB site and click the macOS button (highlighted in green below).

Drag the downloaded Apache file into Applications.

The Fauxton Web Interface

Go to Launchpad and double-click on Apache CouchDB. This automatically opens up the browser which loads a page at You will see a built-in web-based single-page interface for admin, known as Fauxton.

Notice that :5984 is the default port for CouchDB running on localhost.

Quit CouchDB

To quit CouchDB, click on the CouchDB icon that appear on the status menu bar and expand the menu. Select Quit Apache CouchDB.