How to Install and Configure Pydio on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
This tutorial exists for these OS versions
- Ubuntu 22.04 (Jammy Jellyfish)
- Ubuntu 18.04 (Bionic Beaver)
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Pydio is a free and open source cloud-based file-sharing and synchronization software that allows you to access all your data storages from the central location. It is very alternative to other file-sharing software such as ownCloud and Nextcloud. Pydio provides an ajax based web interface that can be accessed from anywhere and any browser. Pydio allows you to connect your existing storages such as SAN, SAMBA, CIFS, FTP, NFS, etc. Pydio provides native clients for Mac, Windows, and Linux and mobile clients for iOS and Android. You can easily share files with other Pydio users or the public. Pydio can be integrated with LDAP/AD for authentication, also supports SSO with CMS such as WordPress, Drupal, and Joomla.
In this tutorial, we will learn how to install Pydio on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS.
- A server running Ubuntu 18.04.
- A static IP address is set up on your server.
- A root password is set up on your server.
First, you will need to update your system with the latest version. You can do it with the following command:
apt-get update -y
apt-get upgrade -y
Once your system is updated, restart the system to apply these changes.
Install LAMP Server
First, you will need to install Apache web server, MariaDB database server, PHP and other required packages to your system. You can install all of them by running the following command:
apt-get install apache2 mariadb-server apt-transport-https libapache2-mod-php7.2 php7.2-cli php7.2-fpm php7.2-json php7.2-mysql php7.2-zip php7.2-gd php7.2-mbstring php7.2-curl php7.2-xml php-pear php7.2-bcmath php7.2-intl php7.2-opcache mariadb-server php7.2-xml postfix wget unzip -y
Once all the packages are installed, open php.ini file and make some changes:
Make the following changes:
upload_max_filesize = 1G post_max_size = 1G output_buffering = Off Save and close the file. Then, open another php.ini file:
Make the following changes:
upload_max_filesize = 1G post_max_size = 1G output_buffering = Off
Save and close the file, when you are finished.
By default, MariaDB installation is not secured, so you will need to secure it first. You can secure it with the following command:
Enter current password for root (enter for none): Set root password? [Y/n]: N 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
Once MariaDB is secured, log in to MariaDB shell with the following command:
mysql -u root -p
Enter your root password. Then, create a database and user for Pydio with the following command:
MariaDB [(none)]> create database pydio;
MariaDB [(none)]> create user [email protected] identified by 'mypassword';
Replace 'mypassword' with your own secure password. Next, grant all the privileges to the Pydio with the following command:
MariaDB [(none)]> GRANT ALL ON pydio.* TO 'pydio'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'mypassword' WITH GRANT OPTION;
Replace 'mypassword' with your own secure password. Next, flush the privileges and exit from the MariaDB shell with the following command:
MariaDB [(none)]> FLUSH PRIVILEGES;
MariaDB [(none)]> EXIT;
Your MariaDB database server is now set up properly. You can now proceed to install Pydio.
By default, Pydio is not available in the Ubuntu 18.04 default repository. So, you will need to add the Pydio repository to your server. You can do it with the following command:
echo "deb https://download.pydio.com/pub/linux/debian/ bionic main" | tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/pydio.list
Next, import the GPG key and update the repository with the following command;
wget -qO - https://download.pydio.com/pub/linux/debian/key/pubkey | apt-key add -
apt-get update -y
Finally, install Pydio with the following command:
apt-get install install pydio pydio-all php-xml -y
Once the installation has been completed successfully, enable the Apache rewrite module with the following command:
Next, restart the Apache web server with the following command:
systemctl restart apache2
You can also verify the Apache web server status with the following command:
systemctl status apache2
You should see the following output:
systemctl status apache2 ? apache2.service - The Apache HTTP Server Loaded: loaded (/lib/systemd/system/apache2.service; enabled; vendor preset: enabled) Drop-In: /lib/systemd/system/apache2.service.d ??apache2-systemd.conf Active: active (running) since Wed 2019-02-18 10:56:45 UTC; 6s ago Process: 6498 ExecStart=/usr/sbin/apachectl start (code=exited, status=0/SUCCESS) Main PID: 6517 (apache2) Tasks: 1 (limit: 1114) CGroup: /system.slice/apache2.service ??6517 /usr/sbin/apache2 -k start Feb 18 10:56:45 ubuntu1804 systemd: Starting The Apache HTTP Server... Feb 18 10:56:45 ubuntu1804 apachectl: AH00557: apache2: apr_sockaddr_info_get() failed for ubuntu1804 Feb 18 10:56:45 ubuntu1804 apachectl: AH00558: apache2: Could not reliably determine the server's fully qualified domain name, using 127.0.0.1. S Feb 18 10:56:45 ubuntu1804 systemd: Started The Apache HTTP Server.
Apache web server is now configured and working fine. You can proceed to the next step
Access Pydio Web Interface
Pydio is now installed and configured, it's time to access their web interface.
Open your web browser and type the URL http://your-server-ip/pydio. You will be redirected to the following page:
Confirm all the checks and click on the CONTINUE TO PYDIO INSTALLATION button. You should see the following page:
Select your language and click on the START WIZARD. You should see the following page:
Set the Application name and welcome message. Then, click on the Next button. You should see the following page:
Next, set up your admin account and click on the Next button. You should see the following page:
Next, provide your database details like database name, database username, and password. Then, click on the TEST DB CONNECTION button. You should see the following page:
Next, click on the INSTALL PYDIO button. Once the installation has been completed successfully. You will be redirected to the following page:
Next, provide your admin username and password. Then, click on the ENTER button. You should see the following page:
Congratulations! you have successfully installed Pydio file sharing server on Ubuntu 18.04. You can now easily share a file with your friend using Pydio. Feel free to ask me if you have any questions.