02 Neo4j -Installation and setup

You can always seek on neo4j.com for the latest download link but for a specific version Here I am providing the link.

We can use the following link and install Neo4j -

For a Linux -


Steps to install

  1. After clicking on the above link “neo4j-community-3.5.5-unix.tar.gz” gets downloaded.

For Linux -

  1. Open up your terminal/shell.
  2. Extract the contents of the archive, using:
tar -xf <filecode>.

tar -xf neo4j-community-3.5.5-unix.tar.gz

8. Place the extracted files in a permanent home on your server. The top-level directory is referred to as NEO4J_HOME.

To run Neo4j as a console application, use:

<NEO4J_HOME>/bin/neo4j console

To run Neo4j in a background process, use:

<NEO4J_HOME>/bin/neo4j start

For additional commands see the Unix tarball installation documentation.

In Linux neo4j directory resides in following location

  1. home: /var/lib/neo4j
  2. config: /etc/neo4j
  3. logs: /var/log/neo4j
  4. plugins: /var/lib/neo4j/plugins
  5. import: /var/lib/neo4j/import
  6. data: /var/lib/neo4j/data
  7. certificates: /var/lib/neo4j/certificates
  8. run: /var/run/neo4j
  9. Visit http://localhost:7474 in your web browser.
  10. Connect using the username ‘neo4j’ with the default password ‘neo4j’. You’ll then be prompted to change the password.
  11. Within the browser, we can see the following page -

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