Install Nextcloud 12.0 on Ubuntu 17.04

Nextcloud is a powerful, rich features file sharing server. Its more like dropbox which provides storage and file sharing over the internet. Nexcloud was developed alongside Owncloud, both are awesome project. The new version of Nextcloud 12.0 is available. There are many updates and improvements have been made to this new version.

Steps to install Nextcloud 12.0 on Ubuntu 17.04

Step 1. Install LAMP Stack

Nextcloud run on top a working web server. You can either use Nginx or Apache. On this tutorial, I am using Apache web server. You may read how to install LAMP Stack on Ubuntu 17.04 server. After that, please install the following packages required by Nextcloud.

Step 2. Create new Database and user

Please modify the database name, user and password with your own.

Step 3. Download Nextcloud 12 package

Extract the package

Now copy the nextcloud folder content to /var/www/html/

Step 4. Configure Apache web server

Create nextcloud apache configuration file

Paste the following lines to it

Create symlink

Enable module

Reload Apache

Step 5. Configure Nextcloud via Web browser

Open web browser from other computer and type the Ubuntu server IP address. You will see the following window opened. We need to enter the information needed such as database name, user and password.

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