If official packages are available for your distribution, we recommend you use them.
Debian and derivatives
.deb packages are available for Debian, see DEB Installation.
RPM based distributions
.rpm packages are available for RedHat/CentOS, see RPM Installation.
Virtual Machine image for testing
An image for a Virtual machine development environment is made available for easy testing.
Note that it's meant to be used for evaluation and for getting familiar with development, rather than for a production site.