Install Nextcloud (fork of ownCloud) – Next generation Enterprise file sharing Server on Debian/Ubuntu

Modify the php.ini settings, older PHP 5 system based on Nextcloud recommendation. Make sure, you have to take a backup of php.ini file before modification for best practice.

[older (PHP5) systems]
$ sudo cp /etc/php5/apache2/php.ini /etc/php5/apache2/php.ini.bk
$ sudo sed -i "s/memory_limit = .*/memory_limit = 512M/" /etc/php5/apache2/php.ini
$ sudo sed -i "s/;date.timezone.*/date.timezone = Asia/Kolkata/" /etc/php5/apache2/php.ini
$ sudo sed -i "s/upload_max_filesize = .*/upload_max_filesize = 200M/" /etc/php5/apache2/php.ini
$ sudo sed -i "s/post_max_size = .*/post_max_size = 200M/" /etc/php5/apache2/php.ini

Configure MariaDB database for Nextcloud

For Production environment, Nextcloud strongly recommended to use MariaDB to get the best performance. Follow the below steps to create the MariaDB Database with required details such as (DB Name, DB User Name, DB password).

In my case DB Name : nextcloud_db, DB User : nextcloud_user & Password : 12345. I advise users to set hard and guess password.

$ sudo mysql -u root -p
Enter password: ******

MariaDB [(none)]> create database nextcloud_db;
Query OK, 1 row affected (0.01 sec)

MariaDB [(none)]> GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON nextcloud_db.* TO 'nextcloud_user'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY '12345';
Query OK, 0 rows affected (0.01 sec)

Query OK, 0 rows affected (0.00 sec)

MariaDB [(none)]> exit

Download Nextcloud archive file

Visit Nextcloud download page and grep the latest release.

$ cd /tmp
$ wget
$ tar -xjvf nextcloud-10.0.0.tar.bz2
$ mv nextcloud /var/www/
$ sudo chown -R www-data:www-data /var/www/nextcloud/

Apache virtualhost Configuration

Create a new virtual host file called nextcloud.conf and add the below contents. Replace the Directory and other filepaths /var/www/nextcloud/ with your own.

$ sudo /etc/apache2/sites-available/nextcloud.conf

Alias /nextcloud "/var/www/nextcloud/"

<Directory /var/www/nextcloud/>
  Options +FollowSymlinks
  AllowOverride All

 <IfModule mod_dav.c>
  Dav off

 SetEnv HOME /var/www/nextcloud
 SetEnv HTTP_HOME /var/www/nextcloud


Magesh Maruthamuthu

Love to play with all Linux distribution

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