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PostgreSQL is a SQL database product comparable to MySQL. PostgreSQL is most commonly the platform for PostGIS, a set of GIS extensions for handling geospatial data. DreamHost does not support PostgreSQL. You can always add a Suggestion in the user forum to add support.
Installing PostgreSQL on a Dedicated Server
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- Use SSH to log into your Dedicated Server using your admin user.
- Run the following commands:
[server]$ sudo apt-get update [server]$ sudo apt-get install postgresql postgresql-contrib
- PostgreSQL should now be installed. Run the following command to see if it’s functioning:
[server]$ psql --version psql (PostgreSQL) 9.1.14 contains support for command-line editing