ownCloud provides data access using web interface. It also provides options to sync and share across devices—all under your control. Using ownCloud we can easily implement restrictions on file (ACLs) per user. ownCloud provides its desktop clients (Windows, MAC, Linux) as well as mobile apps (Android and iPhone) to keep our data sync on your device.
This tutorial will help you to Install ownCloud 10 on Fedora 31/30/29/28 Linux systems.
Step 1 – Setup LAMP
Before installation, we first need to set up a running LAMP server. If you have already running the LAMP stack skip this step else use the followings commands to set up the lamp stack.
sudo dnf install httpd sudo systemctl enable httpd.service sudo systemctl start httpd.service
sudo dnf install mariadb-server sudo systemctl enable mariadb.service sudo systemctl start mariadb.service /usr/bin/mysql_secure_installation
sudo dnf install php php-common php-mysqlnd php-xml php-json php-gd php-mbstring sudo systemctl restart httpd
Step 2 – Download ownCloud Archive
After successfully configuring lamp server on your system, Let’s download latest ownCloud from its official website.
cd /var/www/html wget https://download.owncloud.org/community/owncloud-10.8.0.tar.bz2
Now extract downloaded archive under website document root and setup appropriate permissions on files and directories.
tar xjf owncloud-10.8.0.tar.bz2 chown -R apache.apache owncloud chmod -R 755 owncloud
Now, remove the archive file.
rm -f owncloud-10.8.0.tar.bz2
Step 4 – Create MySQL Database and User
After extracting code, let’s create a MySQL database and user account for configuring ownCloud. Use the following set of commands to log in to the MySQL server and create a database and user.
mysql -u root -p Enter password: mysql> CREATE DATABASE owncloud; mysql> GRANT ALL ON owncloud.* to 'owncloud'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY '_password_'; mysql> FLUSH PRIVILEGES; mysql> quit
Step 5 – Install ownCloud with Web Installer
Now access the ownCloud directory on the web browser as below. Change localhost to your server IP address or domain name.
Enter new admin credentials to create an admin account and provide the location of the data folder.
Now slide your page down and input the database credentials and click on Finish Setup.
After completing the setup you will get the admin dashboard. Where you can create users, groups assigned them permissions, etc.
You have only HALF of these commands preceded by “sudo”, but in fact *ALL* of them have to be done that way. Either that or just do a “sudo -i” and skip the sudo command going forward.
And as has been the case for EVERY tutorial for setting up Nextcloud/Owncloud, there is NO explanation of what values need to be used with mysql_secure_installation. So we have to make wild and probably wrong decisions. Nnd with the “GRANT ALL ON owncloud.* to ‘owncloud’@’localhost’ IDENTIFIED BY ‘_password_’;” command, do we chose our own password, or does Owncloud have to be hard-coded to that one specific password?
In the end, as has been the case with **EVERY** Nextcloud/Owncloud tutorial, all we get is a completely non-functioning server.
There must be something other than these two, because these obviously will never work.
Great tutorial. But I would recommend to use Nextcloud instead. It works very similar but has a lot more features, is faster and 100% open source. The original developers of Owncloud moved all to Nextcloud. But most of your tutorial should work 100% with Nextcloud. 🙂