How To Install Nextcloud On Rapid.Space Agenda Access VPS via SSH Install Apache webserver Install PHP Install MariaDB database server Download Nextcloud Finish Installation of Nextcloud via a browser Access VPS via SSH 🔗 How To Access A VPS Via Ssh On Rapid.Space (Presentation) Install Apache webserver Since Nexcloud will run on a web browser, the first step will be to install the Apache webserver. To achieve this, first update the system as root, su - apt update -y Next, to install Apache execute the command apt install apache2 libapache2-mod-php Once installed, verify the status of Apache using the command systemctl status apache2 From the output above, we can clearly see that the Apache webserver is up and running. Install PHP For Next Cloud to successfully run, we need to install PHP and other dependencies. To achieve this execute the command: apt-get install -y php php-gd php-curl php-zip php-dom php-xml php-simplexml php-mbstring php-common php-mysql php-intl php-apcu php-redis php-http-request To verify the version of PHP you have installed, run the command php -v As you can see in the output below, the latest PHP version (at the time of writing this article) is PHP 7.3 Install MariaDB database server A database will be required to accommodate the installation files of Next Cloud during the installation process. For that reason, we shall install the MariaDB database as follows. apt install mariadb-client mariadb-server Once the installation is complete, log in to MySQL as shown mysql -u root -p Next, create a database for Next Cloud as shown CREATE DATABASE nextclouddb; GRANT ALL ON nextclouddb.* TO 'nextcloud_user'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'strong password'; FLUSH PRIVILEGES; EXIT; Download Nextcloud With the database configured, now it’s time to download Nexcloud. First, navigate to the temporary folder cd /tmp Download Nextcloud zip file using the command wget https://download.nextcloud.com/server/releases/nextcloud-20.0.7.zip Next, unzip(apt-get install unzip) the compressed file using the command unzip nextcloud-20.0.7.zip Next, move the unzipped folder to the webroot directory as shown mv nextcloud /var/www/html/ Navigate to the document root folder and change the file ownership to www-data . cd /var/www/html chown -R www-data:www-data nextcloud Also, change the file permissions as shown chmod -R 755 nextcloud Restart web server systemctl restart apache2.service Finish Installation of Nextcloud via a browser 🔗 http://[your_ipv6_address]/nextcloud/index.php To install NextCloud on Debian 10 via a browser, open your favorite browser and browse your server’s IP as shown http://[your_ipv6_address]/nextcloud/index.php (eg. http://[2001:67c:1254:64:f8de::1]/nextcloud/index.php ) Be sure to fill in all the fields shown above with the corresponding values in the NextCloud database. When you are all set click “Finish setup” This should usher you to Next Cloud’s dashboard. Finish Setup You should see the NextCloud dashboard. You can manage your personal files, create new users or administer NextCloud from here.