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If you are a first-time user, you can get a quick introduction to using Couchbase Server just by reading this section. In a few brief steps, you’ll get direct experience with installing, running, and performing interactive queries on the server.

Steps for First-Time Users

The following steps will guide you through some of the key aspects of Couchbase Server. At the conclusion of the Getting Started sequence, you’ll have reached an excellent starting point for further, more detail-driven activities.

Table 1. Getting Started Sequence for First-Time Users
Step Topic

Step 1

Do a Quick Install

Step 2

Explore the Server Configuration

Step 3

Run Your First N1QL Query

Step 4

Choose Your Next Steps

If at any step you decide that you wish to depart from the sequence and make an immediate deep-dive into a specific subject, each page has a section of Other Destinations that contain links and more information.

Alternatively, if you elect to work continuously through the whole sequence (as indeed we suggest), you ultimately arrive at the Choose Your Next Steps topic, which provides a comprehensive list of options for gaining further knowledge about Couchbase Server.