How to install Nextcloud on Ubuntu
In this tutorial, we will explain how to install Nextcloud on Ubuntu.
Nextcloud is a suite of client-server software for creating and using file hosting services. Nextcloud application functionally is similar to Dropbox. Unlike Dropbox, Nextcloud does not offer off-premises file storage hosting. Nextcloud is free and open-source, which means that anyone is allowed to install and operate it on their own private server devices.
You will need:
- VPS running Ubuntu
Step 1 – Install LAMP
Nextcloud requires a LAMP Server. First, run tasksel
After, hit space to select LAMP server and hit Enter to install.
And after, install PHP and PHP extensions:
sudo apt-get install php7.2 bzip2 libapache2-mod-php php-gd php-json php-mysql php-curl php-mbstring php-intl php-imagick php-xml php-zip
Step 2 – Install Nextcloud
Now it’s time to install ownCloud. First, go to web directory:
Download Nextcloud tarball file:
wget https://download.nextcloud.com/server/releases/latest-15.tar.bz2 -O nextcloud-15-latest.tar.bz2
tar -xvjf nextcloud-15-latest.tar.bz2
Set permissions to Nextcloud files:
chown -R www-data:www-data nextcloud
And remove the downloaded file:
Step 3 – Create a Database
MySQL is needed to store Nextcloud data.
Now, login to MySQL:
mysql -u root -p
Enter for none password and create a database for ownCloud:
CREATE DATABASE nextcloud;
CREATE USER ‘nextcloud_user’@’localhost’ IDENTIFIED BY ‘password’;
GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON nextcloud.* TO ‘nextcloud_user’@’localhost’;
Restart apache to take effects:
systemctl restart apache2
Step 4 – Finish Setup
Open your browser and go to your Nextcloud URL:http://youripaddress/nextcloud
Create an admin account:
Click on Storage & Database and enter your data folder:
Now configure the database and click on Finish Setup button:
You will be redirected to Nextcloud dashboard.
You have successfully installed Nextcloud on Ubuntu.