How to install OwnCloud 10 on Debian 8 Jessie

Debian Tutorial – Owncloud 10 has been released a while ago with many interesting features, bug fixes and improvements. Today, I am going to show you how to install Owncloud 10 on Debian 8 server. Owncloud is an open source web application that lets us to create our own cloud storage and sharing services. Its pretty similar features to Dropbox in some sections. Its great to have our Owncloud server running on our own system, and Debian is a great OS to get start with.

Steps to install Owncloud 10 on Debian 8

Step 1. Install LAMP Server

In order to install Owncloud, you will need a working LAMP server on your Debian. Please read my previous post to install LAMP Server on Debian 8 Jessie. If you have installed LAMP Server on Debian 8, please jump to next steps. Owncloud needs additional modules to work properly.

Step 2. Download Owncloud package

Extract the package

It will produce a new directory called owncloud. Now move this owncloud directory to /var/www/html

Change the permission

Step 3. Create a new Database

Now we need to create a new database and new user for owncloud. You may change the database name and user with your own.

Step 3. Prepare the virtual host

On this example, I would like to install Owncloud under my root domain (theplanetfootball.com). It should be accessible via the following address: http://theplanetfootball.com/owncloud.

Create a new virtual host

Copy the 000-default.conf to something such as owncloud.conf

Now edit the new copied file

Now change the lines inside owncloud.conf. Attached is the example of mine. You may modified them to match your settings.

Step 4. Configure Owncloud

Now we are ready to configure Owncloud via Web browser. Open Web browser and point to your server IP. For example: http://10.34.0.1/owncloud.

Follow on screen wizard, you will be asked to enter the database user, database name, password etc.

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