OwnCloud is an open source, self-hosted file sync and share app platform that enables private cloud services on users’ own servers and environments. OwnCloud provides similar functions like DropBox and other cloud storage services, and it’s free to download and install on your own servers without paying service providers.
This brief tutorial shows students and new users steps to install and configure OwnCloud on Ubuntu 17.04 / 17.10 Servers with Nginx, MariaDB and PHP support to host OwnCloud in their own environments.
In order to get OwnCloud installed, you must have the LAMP or LEMP stack enabled on your Ubuntu servers. To learn how to install OwnCloud on your servers, follow the steps below:
To get started with installing OwnCloud, follow the steps below:
Step 1: Install Nginx
OwnCloud requires a webserver to function and the second most popular webserver in used 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 OwnCloud setup wizard to complete. Please follow the wizard carefully.
You should then see OwnCloud 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 OwnCloud on Ubuntu `17.04 / 17.10