PostgreSQL is the world’s most advanced open source relational database management system (RDBMS). It was created in the early 1990s by Rob Myers and Bruce Momjian. PostgreSQL is known for its reliability, scalability, and ease of use. It is popular among developers for its ability to handle large volumes of data.

PostgreSQL 15 is a major release that includes new features and improvements over the previous version. Some of the most notable features in PostgreSQL 15 include:

  • More efficient engine for full-text search
  • More efficient replication protocol
  • More efficient indexing algorithm
  • More efficient foreign key constraint checking algorithm
  • More efficient partitioning and distribution algorithm
  • More efficient query planner

PostgreSQL server versions, Release Dates and EOL:

VersionRelease DateEnd of life
15October 13, 2022November 11, 2027
14September 30, 2021November 12, 2026
13September 24, 2020November 13, 2025
12October 3, 2019November 14, 2024
11October 18, 2018November 9, 2023
10October 5, 2017November 10, 2022
PostgreSQL database Lifecycle

Steps to install PostgreSQL 15 on Linux server

PostgreSQL 15 is available for download as ready-to-use packages or installers for various platforms. This guide will help you on how to install PostgreSQL 15 on Linux server.

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  • sudo privileges.
  • Stable internet connection.
  • Disable SELinux and Firewall.
Postgresql-15 setup

First check server OS version then start installation as per OS version:

# egrep '^(VERSION|NAME)=' /etc/os-release

Installation on Red Hat family:

Steps to install PostgreSQL 15 on Red Hat Enterprise Linux, CentOS, Oracle Linux and Rocky Linux

First install PostgreSQL rpm repository:

For RHEL, CentOS and Oracle version 7
# yum install -y

For RHEL, CentOS, Oracle and Rocky version 8
# dnf install -y

For RHEL, CentOS, Oracle and Rocky version 9
# dnf install -y

 Need to disable the built-in PostgreSQL module for OS version 8 and 9:

# dnf -qy module disable postgresql

 Now install PostgreSQL 15 server:

For RHEL, CentOS and Oracle version 7
# yum install -y postgresql15-server

For RHEL, CentOS, Oracle and Rocky version 8 and 9
# dnf install -y postgresql15-server

Note : Fixing Failed to set locale, defaulting to C.UTF-8:

# dnf install langpacks-en glibc-all-langpacks -y
# localectl set-locale LANG=en_US.UTF-8

Initialize the database:

# /usr/pgsql-15/bin/postgresql-15-setup initdb

Installation on Debian family:

Steps to install latest PostgreSQL 15 on Debian and Ubuntu server.

 Create the file repository configuration:

# sudo sh -c 'echo "deb $(lsb_release -cs)-pgdg main" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/pgdg.list'

Import the repository signing key:

# wget --quiet -O - | sudo apt-key add -

Update the package lists:

# sudo apt-get update

Now install the latest version of PostgreSQL:
Note: If you want a specific version, use ‘postgresql-13’ or similar instead of ‘postgresql’

# sudo apt-get -y install postgresql

Managing PostgreSQL service

let’s review some basic management commands.

Verify installed version of PostgreSQL:

# psql -V

Start the PostgreSQL service:

# systemctl start postgresql-15.service

Check status of the PostgreSQL service:

# systemctl status postgresql-15.service

Restart the PostgreSQL service:

# systemctl restart postgresql-15.service

If you want to reload PostgreSQL service to apply conf:

# systemctl reload postgresql-15.service

If you want to stop PostgreSQL service:

# systemctl stop postgresql-15.service

By default, PostgreSQL service is disabled to start automatically when the server boots. If you want to enable it at startup, run:

# systemctl enable postgresql-15.service

Re-disable the service to start up at boot:

# systemctl disable postgresql-15.service

Configure PostgreSQL:

Connect to a Local Database:

# sudo -u postgres psql


# psql -h localhost -p 5432 -U postgres -d postgres

Connect to Remote Database:

If we want to connect from remote then we need to make changes in conf files

# sudo vim /var/lib/pgsql/15/data/pg_hba.conf
and add below line
host    all             all               md5

# sudo vim /var/lib/pgsql/15/data/postgresql.conf
and edit below line
listen_addresses = '*'

# systemctl restart postgresql-15.service

# psql -h <database ip> -p 5432 -U postgres -d postgres

Create user and database:

postgres=# create database dbname;
postgres=# create user dbuser with encrypted password 'password';
postgres=# grant all privileges on database dbname to dbuser;

Check created database and user:

List database:
postgres=# \l

List user:
postgres=# \du

Connect to database:
postgres=# \c dbname

Uninstall PostgreSQL-15

To completely remove PostgreSQL 15 from a system, you must remove the PostgreSQL applications, the configuration files, and any directories containing data and logs.

Warning: This process will completely remove PostgreSQL, its configuration, and all databases. This process is not reversible, so ensure that all of your configuration and data is backed up before proceeding.

Stop the PostgreSQL service first:

# systemctl stop postgresql-15.service

Remove any PostgreSQL packages that previously installed.

For RHEL / CentOS/ Oracle Linux / Rocky Linux / Amazon Linux

# yum erase $(rpm -qa | grep postgresql)
# dnf erase $(rpm -qa | grep postgresql)

For Ubuntu / Debian

# apt autoremove --purge postgresql

Remove PostgreSQL databases and log files.

# rm -rf /var/lib/pgsql
# rm -rf /usr/pgsql-15

Congratulations! We’ve installed and configured PostgreSQL 15 database server on Linux system. We hope this 2 minutes guide helped you and thank you for visiting our website.