MongoDB Installation and Configuration

08 Sep 2022

Before going to start Hands-On MongoDB, let's first install and configure it. Here, I am using windows OS to install and configure it. First download the latest release of MongoDB from MogoDB Inc. for windows OS.

Downloading MongoDB

Installing MongoDB

Just do double click on MongoDB setup file and follow the following steps to install it.

MongoDB server is installed at following location in my machine.

Configuring MongoDB and Working with MongoDB Shell

After installing MongoDB on your windows machine, you need to start the MongoDB shell to manage MongoDB Server. To start it follow the following steps.

  1. Configure the MongoDB path using environment variable path for the user.

    In this variable value just append your mongodb installation dir path with bin folder using semicolon (;), like in my case it is C:\Program Files\MongoDB\Server\3.0\bin. Refer the screen shot for it. After that, click OK.

  2. Open Command Prompt and go to your mongodb installation dir bin folder

    cd C:\Program Files\MongoDB\Server\3.0\bin
  3. Start MongoDB server by typing mongod.exe

    If successful, your MongoDB server is started as shown below:

  4. Now open another Command Prompt and run mongo command as:


    If successful, your MongoDB shell is started as shown below:

    Run help command to get information about the MongoDB shell.

Now it's ready to manage and query your MongoDB database. That's it for now!

What do you think?

I hope you get idea how to install and configure MongoDB on your machine. I would like to have feedback from my blog readers. Your valuable feedback, question, or comments about this article are always welcome.

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