This category contains articles about installing, configuring, connecting, and programming the open source database platform PostgreSQL.

Troubleshooting PostgreSQL Connection Problems

I’ve been using PostgreSQL for years as the back-end database for my company’s intranet, and though I haven’t had to reinstall it once in the past five years on the production server, I inevitably need to reinstall it on my development workstation at least once or twice a year. Of course when the time comes for a reinstall, the steps I’ve taken to make it work have been completely forgotten. Performing a basic install of PostgreSQL which communicates only over the loopback interface ( is simple, and so I won’t explain that here. Because the platform’s configuration is spread across several files, network configuration can get a bit confusing. This article will explain how to open up PostgreSQL to communicate with other computers on your network.

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