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PostgreSQL Getting Started

PostgreSQL is a powerful, open source object-relational database system with over 30 years of active development that has earned it a strong reputation for reliability, feature robustness, and performance.

If you have installed Websoft9 PostgreSQL, the following steps is for your quick start


  1. Get the Internet IP of your Server on Cloud
  2. Check your Inbound of Security Group Rule of Cloud Console to ensure the TCP:9090,5432 is allowed
  3. Complete Five steps for Domain if you want to use Domain for PostgreSQL
  4. Get default username and password of PostgreSQL

PostgreSQL Initialization

Steps for you

  1. Use the SSH to connect Server, and run these command below to view the installation information and running status

    cd /data/apps/postgresql && sudo docker compose ls
  2. You can ge the message from SSH "STATUS: running(1) " when PostgreSQL is running

  3. Using SSH to connect PostgreSQL Server(or remote to Windows Server), run the following commands

    $ docker exec -it postgresql bash
    $ psql -d postgresql -U postgresql
    psql (15.0 (Debian 15.0-1.pgdg110+1))
    Type "help" for help.


  4. Login PostgreSQL with GUI tool pgAdmin

Having trouble?

Below is for you to solve problem, and you can contact Websoft9 Support or refer to Troubleshoot + FAQ to get more.

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PostgreSQL Setup

Set remote connection

If you want to use customer tool (e.g Navicat/pgAdmin) on your local computer to connect PostgreSQL Server, you should set your remote connection first.

The database is a high-security application, set up remote access, at least two independent steps:

  1. Enable TCP:5432 port on your Cloud Platform

  2. Modify the configuration file postgresql.conf

    #listen_addresses = 'localhost'

    is set to

    listen_addresses = '*'
  3. Modify the configuration file pg_hba.conf , add the following line at the end of it

    host    all             all               md5
  4. Restart PostgreSQL

    sudo docker restart postgresql

Password Management

PostgreSQL customer tool can connect PostgreSQL server by Unix socket directly, so you can modify your password without authentication

$ docker exec -it postgresql bash
$ psql -d postgresql -U postgresql

# modify your password
$ ALTER USER postgres WITH PASSWORD 'postgres';

$ exit psql \q


pgAdmin is rich Open Source administration and development platform for PostgreSQL

pgAdmin is built using Python and Javascript/jQuery. A desktop runtime written in C++ with Qt allows it to run standalone for individual users, or the web application code may be deployed directly on a webserver for use by one or more users through their web browser.

We will introduce the basic managements about pgAdmin

Login pgAdmin

You can login to phpAdmin directly if you have deploy Websoft9 solution of PostgreSQL:

  1. Local browser Chrome or Firefox access URL: http://server's Internet IP:9090, enter to pgAdmin login pgAdmin

  2. Input pgAdmin administrator account(view username and password) and enter to console pgAdmin console

Install pgAdmin Desktop

pgAdmin can also used in you local computer:

  1. Download and install pgAdmin for Windows

  2. Click the pgAdmin icon, you can see the pgAdmin running on your default browser

  3. Set your pgAdmin master password first set pgAdmin password

Connect pgAdmin

Once you have enter to pgAdmin console, you can connect PostgreSQL server now:

  1. Click 【server】 to connect PostgreSQL server

  2. Set your PostgreSQL database connection (don't known password) set pgAdmin connection

  3. Login to console successfully phpPgadmin

Create database

  1. Right mouse click 【Servers】>【Create】>【Database】, create new database pgAdmin create database

  2. Set your database name, Encoding..., then create it

Create user

PostgreSQL roles is similar with users

  1. Right mouse click 【Servers】>【Create】>【Login/Group Role】, create new user pgAdmin create user

  2. Set your database username, password..., then create it

Backup database

  1. Select the database you want to export, click 【Backup】button pgAdmin

  2. Start you backup

PostgreSQL reference sheet

The below items and General parameter sheet is maybe useful for you manage PostgreSQL

Run docker ps, view all containers when PostgreSQL is running:

CONTAINER ID   IMAGE                   COMMAND                  CREATED         STATUS         PORTS                                            NAMES
7e91744ee643 dpage/pgadmin4:latest "/" 3 seconds ago Up 1 second 443/tcp,>80/tcp, :::9090->80/tcp pgadmin
9218c5167c4b postgres:latest "docker-entrypoint.s…" 2 minutes ago Up 2 minutes>5432/tcp, :::5432->5432/tcp postgresql```


PostgreSQL install directory:  /data/apps/postgresql
PostgreSQL data directory: /data/apps/postgresql/data/postgres


| Port Number | Purpose | Necessity | | ------ | ------------------------------------------ --- | ------ | | 9090 | Access phpPgAdmin via HTTP | Optional | | 5432 | Remote connection to PostgreSQL | optional |


# PostgreSQL version
docker exec -it postgresql psql -V


sudo docker start | stop | restart | stats postgresql
sudo docker start | stop | restart | stats pgadmin


Psql is the interactive terminal for working with Postgres. Theres an abundance of flags available for use when working with psql, but lets focus on some of the most important ones, then how to connect

Connect psql by peer

$ docker exec -it postgresql psql --help
psql is the PostgreSQL interactive terminal.

``` -U postgre -h localhost -W


PostgreSQL RESTful API