How to Install OwnCloud 5 in Ubuntu Server 12.10

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OwnCloud 5 has been released and announced by Owncloud developer, come with new User Interface (UI), but also useful features such as improved contacts, a new search, antivirus checking, an improved calendar and more. Owncloud allows both businesses and individuals to pursue their own independent cloud. In contrast to the established commercial storage services, ownCloud can be used on private servers at no extra cost.

ownCloud, the world’s most popular open source secure file sync and share software, giving users a flexible, customizable and secure way to host their own cloud file sync and share. ownCloud 5 also support for popular Linux distributions such as Debian, Ubuntu, Fedora, RedHat Enterprise Linux, CentOS and openSUSE.

About the performance, a single fact: some tests determine that ownCloud 5.0 is 500% faster than ownCloud 4.5. One improvement that will particularly benefit ownCloud facilities with a large number of users. All thanks to several internal changes, including having rewritten from scratch some key components such as the file system cache.

What’s new in OwnCloud 5:

  • New design;
  • New search engine which includes a new Lucene-based full text search engine app;
  • ownCloud now uses Clam antivirus to prevent distributing infected files;
  • Option to restore deleted files;
  • Rewritten photo gallery;
  • Improved contacts, calendar, bookmarks, app management, versioning and file cache (up to 500% faster);
  • Faster sync for the desktop client;
  • Better security;
  • Enhanced external storage app;
  • New documentation;
  • For  more dretail about this changes, see THIS page.

Download OwnCloud 5 from here or Try owncloud 5

Step by Step Installing OwnCloud Server 5 in Ubuntu Server 12.10

This guide will shown you step by step installing ownCloud Server 5 in Ubuntu Server 12.10

Step 1.  Install all owncloud package dependencies

sudo apt-get install apache2 php5 php5-gd php-xml-parser php5-intl php5-sqlite php5-mysql smbclient curl libcurl3 php5-curl

Step 2. Download archieve ownCloud Server 5.


Step 3 . Move or copy owncloud-5.0.0.tar.bz2 in to web server directory (/var/www/) and extract it in there.

sudo mv  owncloud-5.0.0.tar.bz2 /var/www/
sudo tar -zxvf  owncloud-5.0.0.tar.bz2

Step 4. Change ownership directory /var/www/owncloud to www-data:www-data

sudo chown -R www-data:www-data /var/www/owncloud

Step 5. Restart apache2 daemon with following command:

sudo service apache2 restart

Step 6. Access and Configure OwnCloud Server 5

Access and configure owncloud server 5 from your favorite browser by typing  http://ip_server/owncloud on address bar

In addition to installing owncloud server 5 from source, You can also installing owncloud server 5 from ownCloud repository. add repository owncloud server 5 by running the following command below on your ubuntu server

Owncloud repository for Ubuntu 12.10

sudo -i
echo 'deb /' >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/owncloud.list
apt-key add - < Release.key
apt-get update
apt-get install owncloud

Owncloud repository for Ubuntu 12.04

sudo -i
echo 'deb /' >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/owncloud.list
apt-key add - < Release.key
apt-get update
apt-get install owncloud

Install owncloud client to synchronize with the cloud in Ubuntu Desktop 12.04

To install OwnCloud Client in Ubuntu Desktop you need to add owncloud-client repository:

sudo -i
echo 'deb /' >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/owncloud-client.list
apt-key add - < Release.key
apt-get update
apt-get install owncloud-client

Once the owncloud-client is installed, launch the icon should be in your applications. Search with keyword owncloud. Right-Click icon owncloud that appear in taskbar at right top, and choose ‘configure’. window OwnCloud Connection Wizard will be appear

Download Owncloud Client for other Operating system here

Link Reference:

Tags: #ownCloud #OwnCloud 5 #Owncloud Client #Ubuntu Server 12.10

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  • Winael

    Too hard for me I’ll wait for an update of the juju charm 😛

  • Elói Carneiro

    Good post, nice job! Thank you

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  • Batman2012

    when I type in myip_server/owncloud into my browser I get an error: Your search – – did not match any documents.

    • Batman2012

      Never mind….I’m a moron. Too early in the morning :-> Thanks for a great, detailed set of instructions. Works perfectly!

  • lulz

    its not: sudo tar -zxvf owncloud-5.0.0.tar.bz2

    but: sudo tar -jxvf owncloud-5.0.0.tar.bz2

  • Armen

    Try this one good article and installation very easy! LATEST VERSION

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