How To Install OwnCloud 8 on CentOS 7

Install OwnCloud 8 on CentOS 7

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install ownCloud 8 on CentOS 7. For those of you who didn’t know, OwnCloud is free and open-source software that enables you to create a private “file-hosting” cloud. OwnCloud is similar to DropBox service with the difference of being free to download and install on your private server. Owncloud made by PHP and backend database MySQL (MariaDB), SQLLite, or PostgreSQL. OwnCloud also enables you to easily view and sync address book, calendar events, tasks, and bookmarks. You can access it via the good looking and easy to use the web interface or install OwnCloud client on your Desktop or Laptop machine (supports Linux, Windows, and Mac OSX).

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple. I will show you through the step by step installation OwnCloud 8 on CentOS 7.

Install OwnCloud 8 on CentOS 7

Step 1. First, we need to install the latest Remi repository RPM suited to your architecture.

Step 2. Install the necessary PHP packages.
Step 3. Install MySQL.

Start Apache and MySQL:

By default, MySQL is not hardened. You can secure MySQL using the mysql_secure_installation script. you should read and below each steps carefully which will set root password, remove anonymous users, disallow remote root login, and remove the test database and access to secure MySQL.

Step 4. Configure a new MySQL database using the following commands.
Step 5. Configuring Apache for OwnCloud.

While configuring Apache web server, it is recommended that you enable .htaccess to get enhanced security features, by default .htaccess is disabled in Apache server. To enable it, open your virtual host file and make AllowOverride is set to All. For example, here I used an external config file instead of modifying the main file.

Remember to restart all services related to the Apache server.

Step 6. Install OwnCloud and dependencies.

Set the directory permissions:

Step 7. Access the OwnCloud application.

Navigate to and follow the easy instructions. Enter username and password for the administrator user account, click on the ‘Advanced options’ hyperlink and enter the data directory (or leave the default setting), then enter database username, database password, database name, host (localhost) and click ‘Finish setup’.

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Owncloud 8. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Owncloud on CentOS 7 systems. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official OwnCloud website.

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