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How to setup your personal Cloud with the ownCloud InstantApps

How to setup your personal OwnCloud

This page shows you how to spawn an Owncloud application with a few clicks.


  • You have an account and are logged into cloud.scaleway.com
  • You have configured your SSH Key

The Owncloud application comes with the following packages:


With ownCloud you can sync & share your files, calendar, contacts and more. Access your data from all your devices, on an open platform you can extend and modify.

There are two steps to deploy the Owncloud application

  • Deploy Owncloud
  • Configure Owncloud
  • Login and start using Owncloud

Before starting, click the “Create Server” button in the control panel.

Control Panel

Step 1 - Deploy Owncloud

You will land on the server-creation page where you must input basic information for your server:

  • The name of your server
  • The tag you want to assign to it (Optional). Tags let you organize your servers, you can assign any tag to each server.

Create server basic information

After inputting your server basic information, you have to choose a starting application for your server.
On the Applications tab, select Owncloud. The server will be created with a ready to use Owncloud.

Click the “Create Server” button. This action starts your server. In a few seconds, the Owncloud application will be ready to use.

Step 2 - Configure Owncloud

When your server is running, you can see the server’s IP address in the server list on the control panel. Copy this IP address and paste it in your favorite browser.

You land on the Owncloud configuration page.

Owncloud config

Fill-in the admin account with your username and password.

Owncloud uses a MySQL database. To retrieve the database credentials, connect your server using a terminal ssh root@<your_server_ip>.

In the root directory of your server, execute the following command cat .my.cnf. It will display your database credential (user and password).

root@c1-X-Y-Z-T:~#cat .my.cnf
user = root
password = chalapookeechooquailaizaexareiyughieriofoo

In the Owncloud setup, fill-in the database user and password you retrieve from the .my.cnf file.
Set the database name to owncloud and click the “Finish Setup” button.

Step 3 - Login and start using Owncloud

Owncloud is now installed and ready to use.

Owncloud home

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