How to deploy OwnCloud with a click

Deploying OwnCloud in Seconds

Discover how you can deploy your personal cloud storage in seconds.


With ownCloud you can store your files, folders, contacts, photo galleries, calendars and more on your server. Access them from your mobile device, your desktop, or a web browser. Access your data wherever you are, whenever you need it.

There are four steps to deploy the OwnCloud application

  • Deploying OwnCloud
  • Opening the mail ports to send e-mail
  • Configuring WordPress
  • Login and start using OwnCloud

Deploying OwnCloud

Before starting, click the Create Server button in the Compute section of the control panel.

Control Panel

You will land on the server-creation page where you can choose the OwnCloud image in the list of InstantApps for your Cloud Instance:


Click the “Create Server” button. This action starts your server. In few seconds, the OwnCloud application is ready to use.

Opening the mail ports to send e-mail

To avoid spam, remote mail ports cannot be reached from our infrastructure by default. As OwnCloud requires to send mail, these ports need to be opened. Your account needs to be validated to perform this operation. To get your account reviewed, please contact our assistance.

Click on the Security Groups tab in the Compute section of the management console.

Choose the security group of your server and tick the checkbox in the SMTP section of the group.

The new Security Group configuration will be applied automatically on Virtual Cloud Instances. BareMetal Cloud Instances need to be hard rebooted from the management console to configure the new rules.

Configuring 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 open a SSH session to find the database credentials required for OwnCloud.

The MySQL password is shown in the MOTD message that is shown upon your first connection to the server:

MySQL configuration

Now open a web browser and open: http://YOUR.CLOUD.SERVER.IP/owncloud (For example if your servers ip is it will be

The installation script prompts for a username and password as well as the database credentials.

Fill in the required information and press on Enter finalize the installation:

OwnCloud configuration

The installation takes a few seconds.

Login and start using OwnCloud

Once the installation is finished you are redirected to the login page.

Input the username and password you set previously and press Enter on your keyboard:

Owncloud login

You are now connected to your personal cloud storage and can start using it!


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