How to Install Nextcloud on Centos: 9 Steps - MakeSureHow
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In this tutorial we will show you how to install and configuration of Nextcloud on your CentOS server. For those of you who didn’t know, Nextcloud is open source self-hosted file sync and share application (Calendar, Contacts, Documents, Email, and more).


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    First let’s start by ensuring your system is up-to-date.
    • yum clean all
    • yum -y update
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    Install LAMP server. A CentOS 7 LAMP stack server is required. If you do not have LAMP installed, you can follow our guidehere. Also install required PHP modules:
    • yum -y install php-gd php-imap php-xml php-xmlrpc php-mbstring php-mcrypt php-mssql php-snmp curl curl-devel
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    Installing Nextcloud.First thing to do is to go toNextcloud’s download page and download the latest stable version of Nextcloud, At the moment of writing this article it is version 10.0.0:wget the Nextcloud archive to the document root directory on your server:We will need to change some folders permissions:chown apache:apache -R /var/www/html/nextcloud
    • unzip
    • mv nextcloud /var/www/html
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    Configuring MariaDB for Nextcloud.By default, MariaDB is not hardened. You can secure MariaDB using the mysql_secure_installation script. You should read and below each steps carefully which will set root password, remove anonymous users, disallow remote root login, and remove the test database and access to secure MariaDB.mysql_secure_installationConfigure it like this:Next we will need to log in to the MariaDB console and create a database for the Nextcloud. Run the following command:mysql -u root -pThis will prompt you for a password, so enter your MariaDB root password and hit Enter. Once you are logged in to your database server you need to create a database for Nextcloud installation:
    • - Set root password? [Y/n] y
    • - Remove anonymous users? [Y/n] y
    • - Disallow root login remotely? [Y/n] y
    • - Remove test database and access to it? [Y/n] y
    • - Reload privilege tables now? [Y/n] y
    • MariaDB [(none)]> CREATE DATABASE nextcloud;
    • MariaDB [(none)]> GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON nextcloud.* TO 'nextcloud'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'strong_password';
    • MariaDB [(none)]> FLUSH PRIVILEGES;
    • MariaDB [(none)]> \q
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    Configuring Apache web server for Nextcloud.We will create Apache virtual host for your Nextcloud website. First create ‘/etc/httpd/conf.d/vhosts.conf’ file with using a text editor of your choice:Next, create the virtual host:Add the following lines:7ServerAdmin webmaster@yourdomain.comDocumentRoot "/var/www/html/nextcloud/"ServerName yourdomain.comServerAlias www.yourdomain.comErrorLog "/var/log/httpd/"CustomLog "/var/log/httpd/" combined DirectoryIndex index.html index.phpOptions FollowSymLinksAllowOverride AllRequire all grantedSave and close the file. Restart the apache service for the changes to take effects:
    • nano /etc/httpd/conf.d/vhosts.conf
    • IncludeOptional vhosts.d/*.conf
    • mkdir /etc/httpd/vhosts.d/
    • nano /etc/httpd/vhosts.d/
    • systemctl restart httpd.service
    • systemctl enable httpd.service
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    Configuring the ports in firewall for Nextcloud.Modify firewall rules in order to allow access for visitors:
    • firewall-cmd --permanent --zone=public --add-service=http
    • firewall-cmd --permanent --zone=public --add-service=https
    • firewall-cmd --reload
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    Finally, configureSELinux in permissive mod using below command:setenforce 0
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    Make it permanent by updating the below parameter in the file “/etc/sysconfig/selinux”: SELINUX=permissive
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    Accessing Nextcloud. Nextcloud will be available on HTTP port 80 by default. Open your favorite browser and navigate to or http://server-ip/ and complete the required the steps to finish the installation. If you are using a firewall, please open port 80 to enable access to the control panel. What you do with Nextcloud is up to you. You can add new modules or just use it as a cloud-based file sync and share. You can install the Android app and even make use of the ownCloud desktop clients (they’ll work fine with Nextcloud).


  • You have successfully installed Nextcloud. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Nextcloud personal cloud storage on your CentOS system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Nextcloud web site.

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