How to Install SonarQube on Ubuntu 18.04?


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Installing SonarQube on Ubuntu 18.04

SonarQube is an open-source platform for continuous code quality inspection to perform automatic reviews with static analysis of code to detect bugs, code smells, and security vulnerabilities on over 20 programming languages

Step 1: Prerequisites

Make sure your Ubuntu 18.04 server has Java installed. You can install Java with the following command:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install default-jdk

Step 2: Downloading SonarQube

First, you need to download the latest version of SonarQube from the official download page. You can use the wget command to download the SonarQube package:

wget https://binaries.sonarsource.com/Distribution/sonarqube/sonarqube-

Step 3: Extracting the Package

Once the download is complete, you can extract the zip file using the following command:

unzip sonarqube-

Step 4: Configuring SonarQube

Next, navigate to the SonarQube directory:

cd sonarqube-

Open the SonarQube configuration file using a text editor:

nano conf/sonar.properties

Find the following line and uncomment it:


Replace `` with your preferred username, save, and close the file.

Step 5: Running SonarQube

To start SonarQube, navigate to the bin directory and execute the `sonar.sh` script:

cd bin/linux-x86-64
./sonar.sh start

SonarQube will start and will be accessible at http://your_server_ip:9000. You can use any web browser to access the SonarQube dashboard.


You have successfully installed SonarQube on Ubuntu 18.04. SonarQube can now be used to analyze your code and detect any potential issues with code quality or security vulnerabilities.

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