How to Install NextCloud On Ubuntu


Install NextCloud On Ubuntu With Apache2

Want to manage your audio, video calls, and cloud storage all in one place? NextCloud is a great solution, and you can install it on Ubuntu with Apache2 server easily. Don’t worry, you don’t have to be a web developer to do it! First things first, you’ll need a LAMP Stack on your Ubuntu VPS. Not sure what that is or how to install it? No problem! Check out our straightforward guide titled ‘How to Install LAMP Stack on a VPS Server‘ to get started. With these steps, you’ll have NextCloud up and running in no time.

Step 1: Download NextCloud Zip File

After installing the LAMP Stack on your Ubuntu Server. Now, we need to Download the NextCloud Zip file from the Official Website to install Nextcloud on our server. So, We will run the following command to download in our root directory /var/www/html. Therefore, we need to go to our root directory and run the download command.

cd  /var/www/html

Now, We will download the NexCloud Zip File In our root directory by running the following command. You can also copy the link from the official website.


After Downloading the NextCloud zip file in our Ubuntu root directory. Now, We will run the following command to install NextCloud on our Ubuntu server.


After unzipping the file, you can see there is an available NextCloud folder by running the following command.


Now, We will remove the zip file by using the following command.


We will give website data permission to our NextCloud directory by running the below command. It is important permission.

sudo chown -R www-data:www-data /var/www/html/nextcloud

sudo chmod -R 755 /var/www/html/nextcloud/

Step 2: Create Apache2 Virtual Host To Install NextCloud

We Will create an Apache2 virtual host to install NextCloud website. So, We will create a new file by running the following command.

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

Copy and Paste the following code in the new open file. Don’t forget to change your domain name.

<VirtualHost *:80>      
 DocumentRoot /var/www/html/nextcloud/     
 Alias /nextcloud "/var/www/html/nextcloud"      
<Directory /var/www/html/nextcloud>        
 Options +FollowSymlinks        
 AllowOverride All        
 Require all granted           
<IfModule mod_dav.c>            
 Dav off         
 SetEnv HOME /var/www/html/nextcloud       
  SetEnv HTTP_HOME /var/www/html/nextcloud     
 ErrorLog ${APACHE_LOG_DIR}/error.log     
 CustomLog ${APACHE_LOG_DIR}/access.log combined </VirtualHost>

Step 3: Enable NextCloud Virtual Host and Apache2 Rewrite Module

After creating a new virtual host, enable it by running the following commands

sudo a2ensite nextcloud.conf
sudo a2enmod rewrite
sudo a2enmod headers
sudo a2enmod env

Restart the Apache web server

Now, We need to restart apache2 by running the following command

sudo service apache2 restart

Step 4: Create a Database

We need a database to install NextCloud on Ubuntu. So, We will make a database for our NextCloud website by running the following commands.

To login database

sudo mysql -u root -p

Then create a new database for Nextcloud


Make a new user with the name of nextclouduser with your new password.

 CREATE USER 'nextclouduser'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'new_password'; 

Grant the user to access your database

GRANT ALL ON nextcloud.* TO 'nextclouduser'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'user_password_here' WITH GRANT OPTION;

Flush and exit


Step 5: NextCloud Database Configuration Setting

Now, visit your domain then you will see the NextCloud database configuration setting page. So simply enter your database information hit the setup button and your admin user with a password to log in to NextCloud.Like this

install nextcloud on ubuntu server

Increase PHP File Upload Setting

Finally, We will increase our file uploading size by running the below command

sudo nano /etc/php/7.0/apache2/php.ini

Now, Setup your the file setting like this

file_uploads = On 
allow_url_fopen = On
memory_limit = 256M
upload_max_filesize = 210M
max_execution_time = 350

In Conclusion: We hope, You will Install NextCloud On Ubuntu with the apache2 server. In our next article, We will discuss how to set up a video and audio call on NextCloud.