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ownCloud is a great project which let’s you create your own self-hosted Dropbox / Google Drive alternative. It’s also great for organizations which want to manage assets rather than just holding them on drives with no way of finding data efficiently.
Installing ownCloud is pretty straight forward, you need a server with Apache, PHP 5.4+ and MySQL / MariaDB 5.5+
To install the prerequisites, first make sure you have the epel repo installed.
yum install epel-release
On to installing the dependencies,
yum groupinstall "Development Tools" yum install libxml2 php-ctype php-dom php-gd php-iconv php-json php-libxml php-devel yum install php-mbstring php-posix php-simplexml php-xmlwriter php-zip yum install php-zlib php-mysqlnd php-curl php-fileinfo php-bz2 php-intl yum install php-mcrypt php-ldap php-ftp php-imap php-exif php-gmp php-memcache
Restart Apache to load the new modules
service httpd restart
Now it’s time to install a cache, you can choose between apc, apcu, memcached and redis. We’ve chosed memcached.
yum install memcached
Configure the memcache config file at /etc/sysconfig/memcached
PORT="11211" USER="memcached" MAXCONN="10240" CACHESIZE="3072" OPTIONS="-l 127.0.0.1"
service memcached restart
Install the image processor, ImageMagick
yum install ImageMagick ImageMagick-devel
Add the imagick module to PHP
pecl install imagick
Now load the imagick ini to PHP, create a file at /etc/php.d/imagick.ini and add the following:
Restart Apache so this ini is loaded
service httpd restart
Time now to install FFMPEG
Add the atrpms repo
rpm -ivh https://www.mirrorservice.org/sites/dl.atrpms.net/el7-x86_64/atrpms/stable/atrpms-repo-7-7.el7.x86_64.rpm
Edit the repo file located at /etc/yum.repos.d/atrpms.repo and change the baseurl to the following:
yum --enablerepo=atrpms install ffmpeg
Now, on to downloading ownCloud. Navigate to the following URL and download the latest version of ownCloud
Move this file to /var/www/html/owncloud and unzip it there.
Note: The Apache home directory is assumed to be the default one in this case, you may want to setup a vhost for owncloud.
Create and set the correct owner and permission for the folder /var/www/html/owncloud/data and hit the directory in your browser.
A small setup will start asking you to create an admin account and set the DB credentials, at this point create a new DB with corresponding credentials and fill the fields accordingly.