Install owncloud on Ubuntu 22.04 server

Install owncloud on Ubuntu 22.04 server

Hello friends, welcome to the inet70 blog. Today I can guide you how to install ownCloud on Ubuntu 22.04. Before installing this server, get some basic information about ownCloud server.

Need the Ubuntu 22.04 SSH server with root access. One domain for use as a web server. Now follow all my steps for installing the server. Now we can get some information about owncloud.

What is owncloud?

owncloud is an open source Linux tool for storing and managing the media files and data files on a server remotely. This server is similar to the nextcloud server. Access all media and upload the media on owncloud server. We can easily install the extensions on owncloud server for access and manage all data on the server. owncloud is totally free to use in your system. Now we can test this by the following way.

How to install owncloud on Ubuntu 22.04?

First connect your Ubuntu system with an SSH Client. We need to first update and upgrade all Ubuntu packages.

sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade -y

complete the update and upgrading process.

Install Apache

Apache is a web server. It is compulsory to access the owncloud  on Ubuntu 22.04 from a web browser. 

sudo apt install apache2
owncloud on Ubuntu 22.04

Put the following command into the server installation process. Asking for the “continue the process?” You can press y and start the installation process. Now put the following commands to start the Apache server.

sudo systemctl start apache2
sudo systemctl enable apache2

Now we can check the apache server by following command:

sudo systemctl status apache2
owncloud on Ubuntu 22.04

Here you can show your apache server is Active (Running) then press the q to exit from the apache server status in terminal.

Now we can install MYSQL on the Ubuntu server.

Install MYSQL

MYSQL is important in owncloud server for storing and managing the data of the server. Now put the following command to start the installation process.

sudo apt install mariadb-server mariadb-client
owncloud on Ubuntu 22.04

Start the installation process. You can get the asking for “continue installation process?” Press the y and start installation.

Install php components

We need a php server to manage user data. You can put the following command to start the installation process.

sudo apt install php libapache2-mod-php php-curl php-intl php-json php-gd php-mbstring php-mysql php-xml php-zip -y
owncloud on Ubuntu 22.04

Start  the all php components installation process

Configure MYSQL Database

Now configure the MYSQL database on Ubuntu server. First  we  can use the root  user from the local user.

sudo su

Now start MYSQL secure installation process with following command:

owncloud on Ubuntu 22.04

Press -y to Remove the anonymous user.

Press -y to Disallow root login remotely.

Press -y to Remove test database.

Press -y to Reload privilege tables.

Create owncloud database

Now we can create the database for the MYSQL server to manage the user data. Now login into mysql server.

mysql -u root -p
  • CREATE DATABASE ownclouddb;
  • GRANT ALL ON ownclouddb.* to 
  • ‘ownclouduser’@’localhost’ IDENTIFIED BY ‘ownCl0ud!!’;
  • EXIT;
owncloud on Ubuntu 22.04

Put the all following commands in the database and create the new database for owncloud on Ubuntu 22.04 server.

Install owncloud on Ubuntu 22.04

Update all deb packages in the system

sudo apt update

Now install the nextcloud with following command:

cd /var/www/
wget && \tar -xjf owncloud-complete-latest.tar.bz2 && \
chown -R www-data. owncloud
owncloud on Ubuntu 22.04

After completing this step, owncloud is successfully installed on our server. Now create the configuration files for owncloud on Ubuntu 22.04 apache server.

Create the owncloud.conf

This file is required to host our cloud server. First we can create the following file on our apache server. Put the following commands.

sudo nano /etc/apache2/sites-available/owncloud.conf

Now open the owncloud.conf file in the nano editor. You can copy and paste the given script in the configuration file.

Alias /owncloud "/var/www/owncloud/"
<Directory /var/www/owncloud/>
Options +FollowSymlinks
AllowOverride All

<IfModule mod_dav.c>
Dav off

SetEnv HOME /var/www/owncloud
SetEnv HTTP_HOME /var/www/owncloud

Press ctrl+O and hit the enter key and ctrl+x and save the following configuration file.

Enable the owncloud site

Put the following commands to start onecloud.

sudo a2ensite owncloud
sudo a2ensite rewrite headers env mime unique_id dav
owncloud on Ubuntu 22.04

After completing this step now we can restart our apache server.

sudo systemctl restart apache2

Now test  owncloud server.

Open the browser and put the following line. 

owncloud on Ubuntu 22.04

Put your Ubuntu server ip address at the yourip section. you can got the following dashboard in your browser.

username: ownclouduser
password: ownCl0ud!!
database name: ownclouddb
database host: localhost
owncloud on Ubuntu 22.04

Enjoy your server remotely and thank you for visiting our platform. Have a nice day.