Hello everyone, welcome to my another tutorial. Today, I am going to install PostgreSQL 10.3 on my Windows 7. As you know, PostgreSQL is a popular yet powerful, open source relational database. Together with MySQL, PostgreSQL has been used by millions of users out there. I am not going to discuss the differences between MySQL and PostgreSQL here. I just want to show you that this software works well on Windows 7.
Steps to install PostgreSQL 10.3 on Windows 7
Step 1. Download the PostgreSQL 10.3 binary
Use this link to download the latest version of PostgreSQL for Windows. When I wrote this post, the latest version of PostgreSQL is version 10.3-3.
Step 2. Install the binary
Once you download, you will get an executable file called something like this: postgresql-10.3-3-windows-x64.exe. Double click the file and follow the instruction shown on your screen.
During installation, you can also install PgAdmin as well.
Next, specify the directory for PostgreSQL data. You can change the directory to somewhere else.
Specify the password for postgres user.
Specify the port number for the server. Leave the default value if you don’t know what to do.
Click Next until the installation completed. It took sometimes for me to complete the installation.
At this point, PostgreSQL 10.3 installation is completed. See you on the next tutorial.