ownCloud has developed a PHP file that you upload to your browser, and that takes care of everything for you. It also tells you what you need to install to continue the automated setup, i.e. missing dependencies.


  1. Click here to save the file to your computer
  2. Upload setup-owncloud.php to your web space

    The easiest way is you use an FTP client or Webmin. Upload the file to your /www directory, it could also be /html depending on your configuration.

  3. Point your web browser to setup-owncloud.php on your webspace

    If your internal IP is then you should write

  4. Follow the instructions and configure ownCloud
  5. Login to your newly created ownCloud instance!

    Download this script to set proper permissions to your ownCloud folder.

    (Change “ocpath” and “htuser” user so that it fits your system, in Ubuntu 14.04  the path is


    Though our recommendation is to always install the  ownCloud core in

  7. Run the script
    :~$ sudo -i
    :~$ nano /path-to-script/setup_secure_permissions_owncloud.sh

    Here you set “htuser” and “ocpath” and check if the script is set up properly.

    Save and exit the file with [CTRL+X] answer [y] and then [ENTER]

    :~$ bash /path-to-script/setup_secure_permissions_owncloud.sh


1. Install Webmin as well to manage your files and system.

2. Use NetDrive if you have limited storage on your client computer.