How to install Owncloud 10 on CentOS 7.3 Server

CentOS Tutorial – Hello everyone, today we will learn how to install Owncloud 10 on CentOS 7.3 Server. Owncloud 10 has been released a while ago with many improvements, better security and some additional features. Its pretty easy to install Owncloud on CentOS 7.3.

What you need

  • root access to the server
  • LAMP stack is installed on your server

On this tutorial I use the following system

  • OS: CentOS 7.3
  • Kernel version 3.10.0
  • IP address: 10.34.0.208

Steps to install Owncloud 10 on CentOS 7.3

Step 1. Install LAMP

Please refers to my previous tutorial to install LAMP Stack on CentOS 7.3. Make sure your web server, MariDB database and PHP working properly before proceeding to the next step.

Step 2. Create new Owncloud database and user

Now we need to create a new database and user for our Owncloud installation.

Step 3. Download Owncloud

First, install wget tool if you don’t have it already

Now download wget to temporary folder /tmp

Extract the file

The command above will produce a new directory called owncloud. We can now move this directory contents to /var/www/html and we need to change the permission to this directory.

Step 4. Configure PHP (in case you have older version prior to version 5.6.0)

Now open a web browser and type your server IP address to start configure Owncloud 10. In my case I got the following error message on my web browser:

This version of ownCloud requires at least PHP 5.6.0
You are currently running 5.4.16. Please update your PHP version.

This means that I have PHP 5.4.16 installed and Owncloud need a newer version of PHP. So, I will need to remove current PHP and install the new one. To install PHP 5.6.x on CentOS 7, you can follow this tutorial, or I can summarized it down below.

Install EPEL and Remi Repo on CentOS 7

Enable Remi repository

Now find the following sections and change to “enabled=1”

Now we can install PHP

Step 5. Configure Owncloud

Now open web browser and type the Owncloud server IP address as follow:

http://your-ip-address/owncloud

You will see the Owncloud configuration page.

Enter the MySQL username, password and database name. Set the SELinux to permissive otherwise you will get the following error:

You don’t have permission to access /owncloud/index.html on this server.

Execute this command to set the SELinux to Permissive

setenforce 0

Done.

 

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