In this tutorial we will show you how to install ownCloud on CentOS 8. For those of you who didn’t know, ownCloud is an open-source, self-hosted cloud platform for managing and sharing files. It can be used as an alternative to Dropbox, Microsoft OneDrive, and Google Drive. Owncloud made by PHP and backend database 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 OS).
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 through the step by step installation ownCloud on a CentOS 8 server.
Install ownCloud on CentOS 8
Step 1. First of all make sure that all packages are up to date.
Step 2. Installing LAMP Stack.
If you don’t have a LAMP stack already installed on your server, you can follow our guide here. Also install required PHP modules, run the command below to install other required PHP extensions for ownCloud:
First, download new version of ownCloud. The latest stable version of ownCloud is version 10.3.2:
wgethttps://download.owncloud.org/community/owncloud-10.3.2.tar.bz2 -P /tmp
Once the download is complete, extract the archive:
Give proper permissions to the web root directory with the following command:
By default, MariaDB is not hardened. You can secure MariaDB 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 MariaDB.
Configure it like this:
Next we will need to log in to the MariaDB console and create a database for the ownCloud. Run the following command:
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 ownCloud installation:
We will create Apache virtual host for your ownCloud website. Now we create the following Apache configuration file:
Save and close the file. Restart the Apache service for the changes to take effects:
In case OS firewall enabled on your server then provide access to port 80 and 443 to be accessed from outside the network:
Open your web browser and start the ownCloud installation by visiting your server’s domain name or IP address:
Congratulation’s! You have successfully installed ownCloud. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing ownCloud on CentOS 8 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official ownCloud website.