How to install Nextcloud with ISPConfig 3.1
This tutorial describes the steps to install Nextcloud for ISPConfig users.
- A Linux server with Apache, MariaDB and PHP installed
- ISPConfig 3.1+ installed (The Perfect Server Tutorial)
- A (sub)domain pointing to your server. I will use nextcloud.example.com in this tutorial
Add the site
In ISPConfig navigate to Sites and add a new website
Harddisk Quota: Set quota for the file storage if necessary, or use -1 for unlimited.
Let's Encrypt SSL: <-- Check this to receive a free SSL certificate from Let's Encrypt.
Go to Options
Add custom php.ini settings:
memory_limit = 512M
And hit save!
Add the database
NOTE: All my database get the client ID in front of them, so the database (user) for client 8 would be named "c8nextcloud". This may be different in your system.
Go to database users and add a new user
Client: Select the client
Database user: nextcloud
Password: Generate a password and save this in a (temporary) txt file.
Save the new user.
Then, go to databases and add a new database
Database name: nextcloud
Database user: Select the database user you just created
And hit save!
Add an FTP user
Go to FTP-Accounts
Username: nextcloud (ISPConfig will eventually add a prefix to this username)
Password: Generate a password and save it in the (temporary) txt file you created earlier.
Save the new user
Download the Nextcloud Web Installer on nextcloud.com/install/#instructions-server (under Web Installer)
Login to your server with your FTP program using the FTP user you just made (you can find the name of your FTP user under FTP-Accounts) and upload setup-nextcloud.php to the web folder.
Go to nextcloud.example.com/setup-nextcloud.php
Username: The username for your admin user
Password: The password for your admin user (use a strong password!)
Click on Storage & database
All of the files you place in Nextcloud will now be saved outside of the /web folder, which is more secure.
Note: Replace client8 and web16 with the correct client and web id. You can find these under your website settings -> document root.
Password: The first password you wrote down in your txt file
Database name: c8nextcloud
Note: You can find the database (user) name under ISPConfig-> Sites -> Databases.
Hit Finish setup, and we're done! The only thing left to do is configuring Nextcloud to your needs and eventually install some apps.