How to Install Nextcloud on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

How to Install Nextcloud on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

When setting up a new server running the Linux operating system Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, you may find yourself looking for an open-source cloud storage solution that would allow you to easily move data between your various devices. One such solution is Nextcloud, a popular open source cloud storage solution that can be installed on most devices available today. In this article, we will outline how to install Nextcloud on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. Please note that in order to complete these tasks, you will need root SSH access to your server.

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Prepare for Installation

Before you can install Nextcloud, you will likely need to install Apache, MariaDB, and PHP modules. Apache allows Nextcloud to communicate with the public internet while MariaDB acts as the database storage solution. PHP is the programming language that allows Nextcloud to function properly.

1. To install Apache and MariaDB, use the following command to install both at the same time:

apt-get install apache2 mariadb-server libapache2-mod-php7.2

During the MariaDB installation you will be prompted to set a root password. Save this password in a secure location as you will need it later. 

2. To install PHP 7.2 and all related modules use the following command: 

apt-get install php7.2-gd php7.2-json php7.2-mysql php7.2-curl php7.2-mbstring
apt-get install php7.2-intl php-imagick php7.2-xml php7.2-zip

Once the installation of these modules finishes, you can proceed with the next steps.

Install Nextcloud

In order to install Nextcloud, you will first need to download it from the official Nextcloud website. 

1. Use the wget command to download the Nextcloud software file to your machine as follows:

wget https://download.nextcloud.com/server/releases/nextcloud-19.0.1.zip

2. Once the download is complete, use the unzip command to extract the .zip file

unzip https://download.nextcloud.com/server/releases/nextcloud-19.0.1.zip

3. Once the file has been extracted, copy the extracted folder to your server’s document root.

4. The rest of the process is handled via the Nextcloud graphical user interface. To access this page, simply visit the domain name you are using for your Nextcloud server followed by the name of the Nextcloud installation folder, as seen in this example: 

http://your.server.com/nextcloud

Once you have completed the installation process, your Nextcloud server should be ready to use.

Congratulations, you have successfully installed Nextcloud on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS!

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