This post shows you how to install NextCloud on Ubuntu 17.04 / 17.10 with Nginx, MariaDB and PHP support. NextCloud is a fork of OwnCloud. Like DropBox and other cloud storage services, NextCloud and OwnCloud provide similar functions and unlike the others, they both are free to use.
Both are open source software that enable private cloud services on users’ own servers. OwnCloud and NextCloud are self-hosted file sync and share app platforms and with them you can access & sync your files, contacts and data across your devices.
This brief tutorial shows students and new users steps to install and configure NextCloud on Ubuntu 17.04 / 17.10 Servers their own environment.
To get started with installing NextCloud, follow the steps below:
Step 1: Install Nginx
NextCloud requires a webserver to function and the second most popular webserver in use today is Nginx. So, go and install Nginx on Ubuntu by running the commands below:
sudo apt install nginx
Next, run the commands below to stop, start and enable Nginx service to always start up with the server boots.
To load all the settings above, restart Nginx by running the commands below.
sudo systemctl restart nginx.service
Then open your browser and browse to the server domain name followed by install. You should see NextCloud setup wizard to complete. Please follow the wizard carefully.
You should then see NextCloud setup page.. Connect to the database using the information you created and continue. Select the database server installed on your systems by clicking it as shown in the image below
Click Finish setup and you’re done.
Congratulations! You have successfully installed NextCloud on Ubuntu `17.04 / 17.10