How To Install OwnCloud 8 With Nginx and PHP-FPM on CentOS 6

Install OwnCloud 8 With Nginx and PHP-FPM on CentOS 6

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 with Nginx and PHP-fpm on CentOS 6 server.

Install OwnCloud 8 With Nginx and PHP-FPM on CentOS 6

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

wget http://rpms.famillecollet.com/enterprise/remi-release-6.rpm
rpm -Uvh remi-release-6.rpm

wget http://download.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/6/x86_64/epel-release-6-8.noarch.rpm
rpm -ivh epel-release-6-8.noarch.rpm

Step 2. Install Nginx webserver.

yum install nginx

Step 3. Install the necessary PHP components.

yum update
yum install php-fpm php php-mysql sqlite php-dom php-mbstring php-gd php-pdo php-json php-xml php-zip php-gd curl php-curl php-ldap php-magickwand php-xmlrpc php-magpierss -y

Step 4. Install MySQL.

yum install mysql-server -y

Start MySQL:

service mysql start

By default, MySQL is not hardened. You can secure MySQL 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 MySQL.

mysql_secure_installation

Step 5. Create a new MySQL database using the following commands.

#mysql -uroot -p

CREATE DATABASE owncloud;
GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON owncloud.* TO 'owncloud_user'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'owncloud_user_pasword';
FLUSH PRIVILEGES;

Step 6. Install OwnCloud and dependencies.

wget https://download.owncloud.org/community/owncloud-8.0.0.tar.bz2
tar -xjf owncloud-8.0.0.tar.bz2
mv owncloud /var/www/html/owncloud/

Set the directory permissions:

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

Step 7. Configuring Nginx for OwnCloud.

Create a new virtual host for your domain with the following content:

#nano /etc/nginx/conf.d/yourdomain.tld.conf

server {
listen 80;
server_name yourdomain.tld www.yourdomain.tld;

root /var/www/owncloud;
index index.php index.html;

rewrite ^/caldav(.*)$ /remote.php/caldav$1 redirect;
rewrite ^/carddav(.*)$ /remote.php/carddav$1 redirect;
rewrite ^/webdav(.*)$ /remote.php/webdav$1 redirect;
error_page 403 /core/templates/403.php;
error_page 404 /core/templates/404.php;

  location = /robots.txt {
    allow all;
    log_not_found off;
    access_log off;
    }

  location ~ ^/(?:\.htaccess|data|config|db_structure\.xml|README){
    deny all;
    }

  location / {
   rewrite ^/.well-known/host-meta /public.php?service=host-meta last;
   rewrite ^/.well-known/host-meta.json /public.php?service=host-meta-json last;
   rewrite ^/.well-known/carddav /remote.php/carddav/ redirect;
   rewrite ^/.well-known/caldav /remote.php/caldav/ redirect;
   rewrite ^(/core/doc/[^\/]+/)$ $1/index.html;

   try_files $uri $uri/ /index.php;
   }

  location ~ \.php$ {
   try_files $uri =404;
   fastcgi_split_path_info ^(.+\.php)(/.+)$;
   fastcgi_pass 127.0.0.1:9000;
   fastcgi_index index.php;
   fastcgi_param SCRIPT_FILENAME $document_root$fastcgi_script_name;
   include fastcgi_params;
}
}

Remember to restart all services related to the Nginx server and PHP-fpm.

service nginx restart
service php-fpm restart

Step 8. Access the OwnCloud application.

Navigate to http://your-domain.com/ 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. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing OwnCloud 8 in CentOS 6 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official OwnCloud website.

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