How to install ownCloud on Debian 8 (Jessie)

ownCloud is a self-hosted file sync and share server. It provides access to your data through a web interface, sync clients or WebDAV while providing a platform to view, sync and share across devices easily — all under your control.

In this tutorial I will show you how to install your own personal ownCloud.

Start with a fresh Debian 8 (Jessie) installation and add the ownCloud repository in the source list

Install the key of the ownCloud repo

Update the list of packages

Install ownCloud and all other dependencies (PHP, Apache, MySQL)

During the installation process of MySQL a window will popup and ask for a new root password

Enter the password for a second time

Open MySQL

Create a new database (Replace ‘mysecurepassword’ with your own strong password)

Create a Data Directory for ownCloud to store the uploaded files

-Go to the ownCloud webpage
Open a webbrowser and type in the URL http://OwnCloudIP-Adres/owncloud (Example http://192.168.2.10/owncloud)

Create a Admin account, select Data directory and connect to your MySQL database

  • Enter the username you want to use as your admin account (In our example: MasterAdmin).
  • Enter the password for your admin account.
  • Enter your Data Directory (By default it’s the directory we created above)
  • Select ‘MySQL / MariaDB’.
  • Enter the username of de MySQL database you used when above (In our example: owncloud).
  • Enter the password of de MySQL database you used when above (In our example: mysecurepassword).
  • Enter the database name of de MySQL database you used when above (In our example: owncloud).
  • Enter the database server of de MySQL database you used when above (In our example: localhost).
  • Click ‘Complete Installation’.

Congratz! you’ve just installed your own personal ownCloud

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