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How to deploy the ownCloud InstantApps with Object Storage

Reviewed on 01 February 2022Published on 04 June 2018
  • ownCloud
  • InstantApps
  • compute
  • Object-Storage
  • s3

This page shows you how to create an ownCloud application with Object Storage.


The ownCloud application comes with the following packages:

  • mysql-instance
  • ownCloud
  • pwgen

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.

Deploying ownCloud

  1. Click Create instance button in the Compute section of the control panel.

  2. Select the ownCloud image in the InstantApp section of the Instance creation page.

  3. Click Create Instance.

Configuring ownCloud

Once your Instance is running, you can see the Instance’s IP address on the Instance list.

  1. Copy the IP address and paste it on a browser.

You land on the ownCloud configuration page.

  1. Add a username and password for the admin account.

  2. Retrieve the database credentials, as ownCloud uses a MySQL database. To do so, connect your Instance via SSH.

    ssh root@<your_instance_ip>

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

  3. Enter the database user and password you retrieve from the MOTD in the ownCloud setup wizard.

  4. Set the database name to owncloud.

  5. Click Finish Setup.

Configuring ownCloud with Object Storage

  1. Click Storage in the side menu of the console.

  2. Click Create a Bucket to create a bucket for ownCloud to store files inside.

  3. Name your bucket and validate your bucket creation.

  4. Click the Credentials button in the ownCloud interface.

  5. Click your identifier in the top right corner and then on Settings.

  6. Enter the Storage section and click Enable external Storage.

  7. Choose Amazon S3 in the Dropdown list and enter your S3 credentials.

    • Folder name
    • Region: nl-ams
    • Access Key: your access key
    • Secret Key: your secret_key
    • Bucket: The name of the bucket you created
    • Hostname: s3.nl-ams.scw.cloud

Edit the Region and Hostname parameters to the region of your bucket. It can either be fr-par (Paris, France), nl-ams (Amsterdam, The Netherlands) or pl-waw (Warsaw, Poland).

You now have a new folder using Object Storage that allows you to have highly available and unlimited storage.