How-to Install Nextcloud Server on Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial LTS

May 11th, 2017 by thelinuxevangelist

Nextcloud Server QuickStart for Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial

Hello Ubuntu User! This Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How-to Install and Getting-Started with Nextcloud Server 11.x on Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus LTS 32/64bit GNU/Linux.

The Nextcloud Server Installation on Ubuntu Require a Web Server with PHP, some PHP Modules and a Database like MySQL/MariaDB.

Then You can share one or more files and folders on your computer, and synchronize them with your Nextcloud Server.

With Nextcloud you pick a server of your choice, at home, in a data center or at a provider. And that is where your files will be. Nextcloud runs on that server, protecting your data and giving you access from your desktop or mobile devices.

Nextcloud Server QuickStart for Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial - Featured
  1. Open a Shell session
    Ctr+Alt+t to open a Terminal emulator on Desktop
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    Nextcloud Server QuickStart for Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial - Open Terminal Shell Emulator
  2. Install Required Packages

    sudo apt install apache2 mariadb-server libapache2-mod-php7.0 \
    php7.0-gd php7.0-json php7.0-mysql php7.0-curl php7.0-mbstring \
    php7.0-intl php7.0-mcrypt php-imagick php7.0-xml php7.0-zip
  3. Enable Apache mod_rewrite

    sudo a2enmod
  4. Download Nextcloud Server for Ubuntu GNU/Linux

    Get Nextcloud Server .zip
  5. Double-Click on Nexcloud Server Archive
    Extract into /tmp.

     - Extraction

    Or from Shell:

    unzip -d /tmp/ ~/Downloads/nextcloud*.zip
  6. Set Nextcloud Server Ownership

    sudo chown -R www-data:www-data /tmp/nextcloud
  7. Relocate Nextcloud Server

    sudo cp -r /tmp/nextcloud /var/www/
  8. Making the Nextcloud Apache Virtual Host

    sudo nano /etc/apache2/sites-available/nextcloud.conf

    Append something like:

    Alias /nextcloud "/var/www/nextcloud/"
    <Directory /var/www/nextcloud/>
      Options +FollowSymlinks
      AllowOverride All
     <IfModule mod_dav.c>
      Dav off
     SetEnv HOME /var/www/nextcloud
     SetEnv HTTP_HOME /var/www/nextcloud
     Satisfy Any

    Ctrl + x to Save and Exit from nano :)

  9. Enabling Nextcloud Apache Virtual Host

    cd /etc/apache2/sites-enabled

    Symlinking to Enable the New Host:

    sudo ln -s ../sites-available/nextcloud.conf .
  10. Restart Apache and Test the Installation ;)

    sudo service apache2 restart
  11. How-to Install Nextcloud Desktop Client on Ubuntu

    Nextcloud Client Ubuntu Installation
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