This guide assumes you have a brand-new Ubuntu 14.04 VPS from Vultr, using root. If you aren’t logged in as root, type
then enter your root password. You will be logged into the root account.
Step 1: Add the repository
At the time of writing, Java 8 is not in the sources list by default, so we have to add the “Webupd8” repo, which contains Java 8.
Step 2: Update the repository list
Step 3: Install
Run the following command to install Java 8:
apt-get install oracle-java8-installer
During the installation, you will need to agree to the Oracle license. This is as simple as selecting “yes” and hitting “enter”.
Step 4: Verify installation
Execute this command to check that the installation was successful:
… and you will output similar to the following (depending on the current version of Java 8).
java version "1.8.0_25" Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.8.0_25-b17) Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 25.25-b02, mixed mode)
And you’re good to go! Java 8 is now installed on your Ubuntu VPS.
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