Installing OwnCloud on Ubuntu 16.04

May 13, 2017 - Guides, Linux
Installing OwnCloud on Ubuntu 16.04



On this guide i’ll show you how to install Owncloud on Ubuntu 16.04



What is OwnCloud?

It’s a platform for file sharing/management, you can add multiple storage types, share files and many other cool stuff with the dozens of plugins available.

You can find the list of features on their website, here:



Let’s start by installing necessary packages:



Owncloud needs the following PHP packages: php-bz2, php-curl, php-gd, php-imagick, php-intl, php-mbstring, php-xml, and php-zip


Install them by running the following command:

sudo apt-get install  php-bz2 php-curl php-gd php-imagick php-intl php-mbstring php-xml php-zip



You will also need mysql, so run the following command to install the packsge:

sudo apt-get install mysql


Now download the release key and import it on the system with the following command:

sudo curl | sudo apt-key add –


Create the file owncloud.list in the sources.list.d for accessing owncloud repository, just run the following command:

echo ‘deb /’ | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/owncloud.list


And update repository list:

sudo apt-get update


And finally let’s install owncloud

sudo apt-get install owncloud


When the instalation process is complete, reload Apache configuration

sudo service apache2 reload



Now let’s create the database


Login to mysql:

mysql -u root –p


Create Database “owncloud”



And set a user and password to access the database:

GRANT ALL ON owncloud.* to ‘owncloud’@’localhost’ IDENTIFIED BY ‘mypassword‘;


Reload permission’s table:



Now open up your browser and navigate to and follow instructions.


And that’s it!

you now have a powerful, intuitive and beautiful file storage manager.

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