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


For those of you who didn’t know, OwnCloud is a free and open-source software which enables you to create a private “file-hosting” cloud. OwnCloud is similar to DropBox service with the diference 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 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.

Step 2. Install Nginx webserver.

Step 3. Install the necessary PHP components.

Step 4. Install MySQL.

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

Step 6. Install OwnCloud and dependencies.

Set the directory permissions:

Step 7. Configuring Nginx for OwnCloud.

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

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

Step 8. Access 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’.

Congratulation’s! 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 web site.

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