Installing PostgreSQL on macOS is the quickest, easiest way to start working with PostgreSQL on your Mac.

It is strongly advised that you do not use in a production environment. However, for learning about PostgreSQL and using extensions such as PostGIS, makes server installation and set up a snap.


Download the disk image for the application. Move the application to /Applications and then launch.

You will also want to see how to modify your $PATH to access the included command line tools.