LOFT-Q Owncloud Guide

ownCloud is a free and open source choice for personal cloud storage, created by KDE developer Frank Karlitschek in 2010, which is developed for replacing commercial cloud service. Owncloud is free for usage, but if you want to build your own cloud, some basic tools, service and basic configurations is needed.

LOFT-Q provides two Linux releases, Debian and OpenSUSE, and we can build our own cloud server based on them, more info please referr to owncloud 8.0

Owncloud for Debian

The Debian for LOFT-Q is based on SID reversion. please install and configure owncloud as below operation:

  1. Install Owncloud

    sudo apt-get install owncloud
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Owncloud for openSUSE

  1. Owncloud Installation

    zypper addrepo
    zypper refresh
    zypper install owncloud
  2. Mariadb startup and configuration

    After installation, please set root password for Maria database as tips below:

    Message from package mariadb:
    You just installed MySQL server for the first time.
    You can start it using:
     rcmysql start
    During first start empty database will be created for your automatically.
    To do so, start the server, then issue the following commands:
    '/usr/bin/mysqladmin' -u root password 'new-password'
    '/usr/bin/mysqladmin' -u root -h misibook password 'new-password'
    Alternatively you can run:
    which will also give you the option of removing the test
    databases and anonymous user created by default.  This is
    strongly recommended for production servers.
    • Mariadb startup

      rcmysql start
    • root password setup

        mysqladmin -u root password 'new-password'
        mysqladmin -u root -h misibook password 'new-password'
      **'new-password'** is the root password we should set.
  3. Apache2 startup and configuration


    As for openSUSE,it will install the 2.4 version of Apache2.

    As for this version, authz_default has been removed,and its freature is partly replaced and updated by authz_core. so we will have to replace authz_default with authz_core in /etc/sysconfig/apache2.

    So, Finally the default modules loaded in /etc/sysconfig/apache2 is:

    APACHE_MODULES="php5 actions alias auth_basic authn_file authz_host authz_groupffile
    authz_user authz_core autoindex cgi dir env expires include log_config mime negotiation
    setenvif ssl socache_shmcb userdir  reqtimeout"

    After configuration modified, we need to startup Apache2:

    rcapache2 start
  4. owncloud first start

    After all the configuration finished, we just enter in browser, and feel free to enter our own world of cloud.


    is the url for owncloud, please enter this according to your own ip configuration.