4 tutorials ownCloud

owncloudownCloud is a web-based file synchronization and sharing tool that allows you to automatically sync up files saved locally on your computer to a remote server.

How does ownCloud work?

ownCloud is a server/client software. When you setup ownCloud, you can either access your files through the web portal or through the ownCloud client installed in your computer. You can set the client software to automatically startup when the computer is turned on, and sync new or modified files saved in the ownCloud directory every time it detects changes, and if an internet connection is present. The ownCloud client software can be installed in multiple computers including Macs and Linux so you can access your synced files from anywhere you have access to the Intermet or the ownCloud client is installed.

Top ownCloud features?

  • Sharing with ownCloud you can share files with everybody including none ownCloud users
  • Syncing with ownCloud you can sync files from multiple devices including smart phones and table
  • Live Collaboration with ownCloud you can collaborate in real time e.g. editing documents.
  • Universal File Access from ownCloud you can access all d ata spread out in multiple locations like Windows shared drives, SharePoint, S3  buckets, etc.
  • Favorites Files favorite files in ownCloud for easy access
  • Active Directory/LDAP AD integration for corporate users.

Popular Linux distributions that support ownCloud out of the box :

  • Debian 7, 8
  • Ubuntu 14.04, 16.04 LTS
  • RHEL/CENTOS 6.6, 7

Available only as a download:

  • Ubuntu 12.04
  • SLES 11 SP3
  • SLES 12

Web components required:

  •  Apache: 2.4
  • PHP 5.4 or greater
  • GD Library
  • cURL
  • Databases: MySQL 5.1 or higher; PostgreSQL 9.1.14 or higher

Virtual platforms supported:

  • Hyper-V
  • VMware ESX
  • Xen
  •  KVM

Note: Windows Server flaky support only on 2008 or greater

Requires PHP 5.4 or greater integrated with IIS including MySQL and CGI.


ownCloud Tutorials

To install the ownCloud client in a Windows 10 computer go to this URL https://owncloud.org/install/ and under “Sync your data” click on the Desktop Clients URL – that will bring you to the download page. Click to download the client for Windows. The latest ownCloud client version at the time of this writing is 2.1.1. Click on the setup.exe file after the downloading is complete, and the ownCloud client installation wizard should come up: Click on Next. Make sure the Integration for Windows Explorer option is checked, and click on Next again. Chose the Destination folder normally the default is…


ownCloud was developed with Linux and Unix based operating systems in mind so if you are looking to implement ownCloud in a production environment you probably should install it in a Linux server. But installing ownCloud in a Windows server is certainly possible now that PHP is supported in all Windows servers starting from Windows server 2008.In this tutorial we will install ownCloud in a Windows 2016 server. Prerequisites In order to finish this guide successfully you need the following: A Windows Server 2008 or later installed and fully updated IIS with CGI support enabled on the server MySQL PHP…


There are many good resources on how to install ownCloud on the Internet including the official ownCloud documentation, but I’ve never found a comprehensive guide on how to Install ownCloud in Ubuntu. In this tutorial I’ll try to do that. I have installed ownCloud many times in production and testing servers. The latest release of ownCloud at the time of this writing is 9.0 and the latest Ubuntu LTS release is Ubuntu 14.04.3 so this tutorial will be based in these two. In this tutorial I assume you are installing ownCloud in a new Ubuntu server, and no other application…


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