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How To Install FileRun on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

Install FileRun on Ubuntu 22.04

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install FileRun on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, FileRun is an open-source and web-based file-sharing application for Linux-based operating systems. It alternative to Google Drive and NextCloud and offers many features like virtual drive support, native mobile apps, metadata support, etc. FileRun allows you to host your own file-sharing solution on the cloud and access all your files anywhere via secure cloud storage.

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 and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of the FileRun on Ubuntu 22.04 (Jammy Jellyfish). You can follow the same instructions for Ubuntu 22.04 and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint, Elementary OS, Pop!_OS, and more as well.


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Ubuntu 22.04, 20.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
  • A non-root sudo user or access to the root user. We recommend acting as a non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.

Install FileRun on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish

Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running the following apt commands in the terminal.

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade

Step 2. Installing LAMP Stack on Ubuntu 22.04.

Before starting this tutorial, the LAMP server must be installed on your server. If you do not have LAMP Stack installed, you can follow our guide here.

Step 3. Installing FileRun on Ubuntu 22.04.

By default, FileRun is not available on Ubuntu 22.04 base repository. Now run the following command below to download the latest stable version of FileRun from the official page of your Ubuntu system:

wget -O FileRun.zip https://filerun.com/download-latest

Next, extract the FileRun zip file to the webroot directory using the command below:

unzip FileRun.zip -C /var/www/html

We will need to change some folders permissions:

chown -R www-data:www-data /var/www/html/

Step 4. Configuring MariaDB.

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


Configure it like this:

- Set root password? [Y/n] y
- Remove anonymous users? [Y/n] y
- Disallow root login remotely? [Y/n] y
- Remove test database and access to it? [Y/n] y
- Reload privilege tables now? [Y/n] y

Next, we will need to log in to the MariaDB console and create a database for FileRun. Run the following command:

mysql -u root -p

This will prompt you for a password, so enter your MariaDB root password and hit Enter. Once you are logged in to your database server you need to create a database for FileRun installation:

MariaDB [(none)]> CREATE DATABASE filerun_db;
MariaDB [(none)]> CREATE USER 'filerun_user'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'your-strong-password';
MariaDB [(none)]> GRANT ALL ON filerun_db.* TO 'filerun_user'@'localhost';
MariaDB [(none)]> EXIT;

For additional resources on installing and managing MariaDB, read the post below:

Step 5. Configure Apache Virtual Host.

Now create the virtual host configuration file for FileRun:

sudo nano /etc/apache2/sites-available/www.your-domain.com.conf

Add the following file:

<VirtualHost *:80>

   ServerName domain.com
   ServerAlias www.your-domain.com
   ServerAdmin admin@your-domain.com
   DocumentRoot /var/www/html/

   ErrorLog ${APACHE_LOG_DIR}/www.your-domain.com_error.log
   CustomLog ${APACHE_LOG_DIR}/www.your-domain.com_access.log combined

   <Directory /var/www/html/>
      Options FollowSymlinks
      AllowOverride All
      Require all granted


Save and close the file, then restart the Apache webserver so that the changes take place:

sudo a2ensite www.your-domain.com.conf
sudo a2enmod rewrite
sudo systemctl restart apache2

For additional resources on installing and managing Apache, read the post below:

Step 6. Secure FileRun with Let’s Encrypt.

First of all, you need to install Certbot to get an SSL certificate with Let’s Encrypt:

sudo apt install certbot python3-certbot-apache

Next, get your SSL certificate with Let’s Encrypt by following these steps:

certbot --apache -d your-domain.com

Step 7. Set up Auto-Renewal SSL.

Let’s Encrypt certificates have 90 days of validity, and it is highly advisable to renew the certificates before they expire. You can test automatic renewal for your certificates by running this command:

sudo certbot renew --dry-run

Step 8. Configure Firewall.

Now we set up an Uncomplicated Firewall (UFW) with Apache to allow public access on default web ports for HTTP and HTTPS:

sudo ufw allow OpenSSH
sudo ufw allow 'Apache Full'
sudo ufw enable

Step 9. Accessing FileRun Web Interface.

Once successfully installed, open your web browser and access the FileRun installation wizard using the URL https://your-domain.com. You will be redirected to the following page:

Install FileRun on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish

Congratulations! You have successfully installed FileRun. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing FileRun with LAMP on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the FileRun website.

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r00t is a seasoned Linux system administrator with a wealth of experience in the field. Known for his contributions to idroot.us, r00t has authored numerous tutorials and guides, helping users navigate the complexities of Linux systems. His expertise spans across various Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, CentOS, and Debian. r00t's work is characterized by his ability to simplify complex concepts, making Linux more accessible to users of all skill levels. His dedication to the Linux community and his commitment to sharing knowledge makes him a respected figure in the field.
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