ownCloud Setup Guide

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ownCloud is a superb cloud syncing service that you can run on your own hardware. With the recent release of ownCloud version 5 this seemed like the perfect time to publish an ownCloud setup guide for you guys to follow, we hope you enjoy it. 

Setting up an ownCloud server isn’t the easiest process to do so I wouldn’t recommend any one to undertake this unless you are using a spare machine that you don’t mind completely breaking (in terms of software) or if you are not comfortable in a Linux command shell. Whilst I’ve tried to make this ownCloud setup guide as easy to follow as possible, it does assume a certain level of knowledge. So let’s get started…

What you need

Ok, first things first. Let’s look at what you will need in order to get your ownCloud server up and running. There are a number of things you need, namely the hardware required. Here is a full list:

  • A spare machine to install ownCloud on.
  • Enough hard drive space to fit all of your cloud files and the operating system.
  • A good quality internet connection (so that syncing is quicker – this isn’t a requirement but it helps).
  • A cabled internet connection – again, this isn’t a requirement but it will speed things up considerably over wireless.
  • A usb stick/CD pre-loaded with Ubuntu Server Edition. I would recommend 12.04 LTS x64.
  • Access to your firewall/router to make changes to the rulebase.

Install Ubuntu Server on you machine

Ok, we now have everything we need to get started. We’ll start by setting up ownCloud on the machine. Please note: this ownCloud setup guide assumes you will be using your machine only as an ownCloud server so all data will be wiped from the machine. I’m not going to give you step by step instructions on how to install the operating system, however this guide may help if you’re unsure. Simply follow the on screen prompts until you are asked to setup the partitions on your hard drive. Once you get to the point of setting up your partitions you will need to set it up as follows:

  • A 10GB EXT4 partition mounted as / (root). This will be for the operating system and boot record. It needs to be made bootable.
  • A SWAP partition. The size of this will change depending on the amount of RAM you have. If you have more than 4GB then I wouldn’t say you need a SWAP partition. If you have 2GB RAM, then setup a 2GB SWAP partition, if you 1GB RAM then setup 3GB SWAP etc…
  • An EXT4 partition mounted as /var. This will take up the rest of your storage space as this is where ownCloud will store all your data.
  • Ensure that all partitions have the format flag checked.

Once done, your partition window during Ubuntu Server setup will look something like below. Please note that these screenshots are taken on a virtual machine so the /var partition size will probably be a lot smaller than what you will have.

Ubuntu Partition 01

Ubuntu Partition 02

Once the base installation of Ubuntu Server is installed you will be asked to configure roles on the server. This is done by using the up/down arrows and using the space bar to select a role. You need to select OpenSSH & LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL & PHP) as per the screenshot below:

Ubuntu Roles

At this point you will be asked to set a root password for MySQL. It is very important that you remember this password as you will need it later. For security reasons I would recommend that you set a different password to your user password. That’s it, you should now have a working Ubuntu Server. From here on you can connect to the servers command line interface via SSH using an application like PuTTY, just run an ifconfig on the server to get it’s IP address. So let’s move on to the next step.

Install Webmin

Now we’re going to install Webmin on our server. The reason I’ve added this to the ownCloud setup guide is because Webmin gives you an easy to use web interface so that you can easily manage your server from your browser. I personally love this application as this coupled with SSH access gives you fantastic control over your machine. Installing Webmin is extremely easy, just run the three commands below (the first command installs some pre-requisites required for Webmin to work).

  • sudo apt-get install perl libnet-ssleay-perl libauthen-pam-perl libpam-runtime libio-pty-perl apt-show-versions python
  • wget http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/webadmin/webmin_1.620_all.deb
  • sudo dpkg –install webmin_1.620_all.deb

Once Webmin is setup you can connect to it using https://ip_address:10000, you will then be asked to login. For this, use your local user account credentials that you setup during the Ubuntu Server setup process. Once logged in you will see a screen similar to the one below. Webmin is now setup and you will be able to manage your server through your web browser as well as via SSH.

webmin

Installing ownCloud

Now we’re ready to install ownCloud. This is a very simple process. All you need to do is download the compressed file, extract it to your home folder and then move it to  /var/www. You can do this by command line or via Webmin. You can download the ownCloud version 5 package from here, then upload it, extract and move within Webmin. Or you can run the commands below via SSH.

Webmin Upload

  • wget http://owncloud.org/releases/owncloud-5.0.0.tar.bz2
  • tar -xvf owncloud-5.0.0.tar.bz2
  • sudo mv owncloud /var/www/owncloud
  • sudo chown -R www-data:www-data /var/www/owncloud
  • sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 restart

Once that’s done you should be able to navigate to http://ip_address/owncloud and you will be confronted with the ownCloud configuration screen. All you need to do here is setup an admin account, give your SQL database a name (I would suggest something simple like owncloud), set the location of your data (default is /var/owncloud/data – you can change this if you wish) and insert your MySQL root username and password that you entered during the Ubuntu Installation earlier. You will then be logged in and ownCloud is setup successfully  What we need to do now is configure ownCloud to be more secure and also setup public assess to the server from the Internet.

Configuring ownCloud

Now that you’ve followed our ownCloud setup guide you need to configure your ownCloud instance so that you have users, quota’s and also big files. Big files should be setup if you wish to sync large files like movies. This is simple to do, you can follow this guide and use Webmin to download, edit, and upload the PHP.ini file to your needs.

Now you need to setup your users and their quotas. To do this, click on your username in the top right hand corner and select Users from the dropdown menu. You can then configure your users and their quotas very easily. Here is a screenshot from my ownCloud server:

ownCloud Users

At the moment the new local encryption isn’t really supported in ownCloud 5, but it is set to come by April. For now though, you can always encrypt the entire hard drive using a tool like TrueCrypt. From here on, I would suggest that the best way to get to know ownCloud is to explore, the GUI is extremely well made and easy to use. Most users will work out how to do things within a matter of minutes. If you get stuck, then there is always the ownCloud community forums who have been very helpful for me in the past.

Configuring your Firewall & Network Card

You need to give your server a static IP address. This will ensure that if you ever need to reboot your ownCloud server, it will always keep the same IP address and your NAT rules will always work. The easiest way of doing this is through Webmin. To do this go to Networking > Network Configuration > Network Interfaces. You will then see a screen a lot like this:

Network Interfaces

Now you need to click on the eth0 interface to configure it. You need to select Static configuration and then give your machine an IP address and subnet mask, once complete, click the Save and Apply button. You now need to configure routing on the server, to do this click on Network Configuration on the left tree again and select Routing and Gateways. Select the Gateway checkbox and put the IP address of your router in here. Click Save and your network and routing configuration is now complete. Here is a couple of completed screenshots so you know what to look for:

Interface Config

Routing config

In order to allow remote admin and access to your server from the internet you need to give your server a static IP address and also NAT four ports to your server. These ports are 80 (HTTP), 443 (HTTPS), 22 (SSH) & 10000 (Webmin), setting up NAT on these ports will mean that all incoming traffic on these ports will automatically get passed to your server. If you don’t have these rules in place then your firewall won’t know what to do with the traffic and will drop it. Obviously I can’t provide a guide on every single router/firewall out there so I would expect you guys to work this out for yourselves. However, if you do need help Port Forward have guides on configuring most common firewall routers.

That’s the network configuration complete. I would then recommend to setup a sub-domain for your ownCloud server (provided you own an internet domain). If you don’t have a static public IP address then you can use a service like DynDNS to keep on top of your ever changing public IP address, this will also give you a domain name if you don’t have one. To test it’s all working try navigating to your DynDNS domain from your mobile phone when it’s not connected to Wi-Fi, this will come from outside your network and prove it’s all working. Finally we’re going to secure our ownCloud server…

Configuring HTTPS

Thanks to our ownCloud setup guide we now have a working ownCloud server. But we need to secure it as HTTP traffic isn’t encrypted, so it means that all your data is transmitted in plain text. In this final section we’re going to configure an encrypted HTTPS connection and re-direct HTTP to this so that all connections to ownCloud are always encrypted and secure. Let’s take a look…

First of all we need to tell Apache (our web server) to start listening on port 443 (HTTPS). To do this run the following commands:

  • sudo su
  • a2enmod ssl
  • /etc/init.d/apache2 restart
  • netstat -tap | grep https

The final command should give you an output that looks something like the example below. This means that Apache is now successfully configured to listen on port 443.

root@server1:~# netstat -tap | grep https
tcp6       0      0 [::]:https              [::]:*                  LISTEN      1238/apache2
root@server1:~#

Now we’re going to setup the SSL virtual host to work with our ownCloud instance. Apache comes with a default SSL vhost configuration in the file /etc/apache2/sites-available/default-ssl. We use that file as a template for the ownCloud vhost…

  • cp /etc/apache2/sites-available/default-ssl /etc/apache2/sites-available/ownCloud-ssl
  • vi /etc/apache2/sites-available/ownCloud-ssl

Make sure you use the correct IP address in the <VirtualHost xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx:443> line (192.168.0.5 for example); Also fill in the correct ServerAdmin email address and add the ServerName line. Adjust the paths in the DocumentRoot line and in the <Directory> directives, if necessary.

This vhost uses the default self-signed snakeoil certificate that comes with Ubuntu/Debian. That’s fine as it’s just as good as any other self-signed certificate. You can sign your own, or even import one from a certificate authority so you don’t get any SSL prompts but I’m not going to cover that in this ownCloud setup guide as it’s doesn’t add any value for us really. Finally we need to disable the default SSL host and enable our ownCloud host as the default instance. Here’s how…

  • a2dissite default-ssl
  • a2ensite ownCloud-ssl
  • /etc/init.d/apache2 reload

Now you should be able to go to https://ip_address/ownCloud and you will be prompted about the self-signed certificate. To see an example a working version go to https://cloud.kevquirk.com (this is the public address for my server). Now we need to tell Apache to automatically forward all HTTP traffic to HTTPS so that all ownCloud sessions are encrypted and secure. To do this, head over to Webmin and go to Servers > Apache Web Server. You need to have two virtual servers for your ownCloud server, one on HTTP port 80 and the other on HTTPS port 443 as shown below:

Apache config

Within the port 80 (HTTP) virtual server, you need to go into Aliases and Redirects and within the Permanent Redirects field you need to enter the HTTPS address of your server. This will ensure that all HTTP traffic is always forwarded on to the encrypted HTTPS session. Here is what it should look like:

HTTPS Redirect

Finally here is a screen shot of my HTTPS virtual server so you can see how that should be configured. Once yours is setup, hit the Apply Changes link at the top right of the screen then the Stop Apache, and Start Apache afterwards. You can test this by navigating to the HTTP address and you should still get the SSL prompt you get before. For a working example head to http://cloud.kevquirk.com.

HTTPS config

Install & Configure Client

This is the final step. To setup the client simply download the exe file if you’re running windows from here and install it. You then need to configure the client to work with your server. All you need to do is enter the full URL to your server (for example https://cloud.kevquirk.com), your username and password. Ensure you tick the Used Secure Connection box. You will then get a security warning about your certificate, hit the checkbox at the bottom of the window to continue anyway and click ok. The ownCloud client is now configured and talking to your new server. To install in Ubuntu simply run the commands below:

  • sudo su
  • echo ‘deb http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/isv:ownCloud:devel/xUbuntu_12.04/ /’ >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/owncloud-client.list
  • wget http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/isv:ownCloud:devel/xUbuntu_12.04/Release.key
  • apt-key add – < Release.key
  • apt-get update
  • apt-get install owncloud-client
  • For different version and distro’s take a look here for more information.

Conlusion

That’s it! We’ve come to the end of our ownCloud setup guide. You should now have a secure, private cloud where you have as much storage as you like. ownCloud is a fantastic service that really gives you all the control you need when it comes to running your own cloud server. Like I said earlier in this marathon article, if you need help with ownCloud going forward then you should pop over to the ownCloud forums and ask for help there. Maybe I’ll see you there!

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  • davebowlin

    That’s a terrific setup guide. We are planning on installing ownCloud at work on Monday for all of our counselors to keep their data. Thanks very much for such a detailed guide!

    • http://www.refugeeks.com/ Kev Quirk

      No problem Dave, I’m happy I could help.

  • Björn

    Great guide! But if I have a NAS, does that work? And does the setup aply to that too? Thanks!

    • http://www.refugeeks.com/ Kev Quirk

      No, you can’t implement this on a NAS. It needs to be a server, whether it be local or hosted VPS as it needs it’s own operating system. A NAS simply doesn’t have the functionality.

      • Björn

        One more question: would it be possible to use a raspberry pi with a usb harddrive attached to it? Or is it not possible to run ubuntu server on one of those? Thanks again!

      • http://www.refugeeks.com/ Kev Quirk

        Hey Bjorn, no problem, ask as many questions as you like. I’m happy to help were I can. :)

        Unfortunately Ubuntu isn’t supported on the ARM CPU that the Pi uses. However, in theory there’s no reason why you couldn’t use the commands above to install LAMP on the Debian Wheezy build for the Pi, then configure the device in the same way through the GUI. That’s only a guess as I’ve never tested it (I use my Pi as an XBMC box) but in theory there’s no reason why that wouldn’t work.

        This link might help:
        http://www.penguintutor.com/linux/raspberrypi-webserver

      • Björn

        Allright, then I have one more question! I think I have done all the things needed but I still get an anoying message in the end… This is what I get when I try tolog in to my cloud

        Forbidden

        You don’t have permission to access /owncloud
        on this server.

        Apache/2.2.22 (Debian) Server at (IP-adress) Port 443

        Everything is set and looks just like on your pictures.

        Thanks again!

      • http://www.refugeeks.com/ Kev Quirk

        Did you set the permissions on the /ownCloud directory so that you have write access? The command is:

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

      • Björn

        Yes I did write that command. But does it have to be /var/www/owncloud or should it be were I want to save my files? In my case a usb-drive attached to the pi.

      • Björn

        And by the way, everything seemed to work before I made the redirect to https. With http I was able to log in and everything was working. Except from my iPhone that is. Well, as long as it´s connected to the same network is ok but over 3g it does´nt work. But beside from my errors, great guide!!

      • http://www.refugeeks.com/ Kev Quirk

        Ok, with this being a Pi, it’s un-chartered territory for me, so I can’t be 100% sure on why you’re getting errors. However, to answer your question, yes it does need to be /var/www/owncloud as this is were all the configuration files for owncloud are stored. when you setup owncloud on the initial screen (https://pathtosite.com/owncloud) you will be able to specify which directory you have your files stored. I personally put them in something like /var/ocdata. Owncloud should then set the permissions for you, but if it can’t, just use the same command as above but substitute the path.

        Hope this helps. If you’re stuck at this point then I would recommend heading over to the owncloud forums as there are people in there that are much more qualified than me to help you. Good luck! :)

      • Björn

        It´s working! At least for the moment. I´ve done much trial and error on this but it´s really interesting! Have´nt had any contact with linux until a few months ago but it´s really fun! Now that I know what I´ve done right and wrong, I think I start with a fresh install on the pi and do it right from the beginning.
        Thanks for all your helpand the guide!!

      • http://www.refugeeks.com/ Kev Quirk

        That’s great Bjorn! The next step on your linux journey is to look at getting a linux based OS on your computer(s). :)

      • Björn

        I’m back! Sorry to bother you again. I got myself a free domain at noip.com and everything seems perfect. It’s just that when i try that in a browser nothing happens… But only when connected to the same network as the server. When i try it on my phone it works like a charm. But on the computer it is only working with the servers ip adress… Thanks a million!!

      • http://www.refugeeks.com/ Kev Quirk

        Hi Bjorn, without getting too technical, resolution of the public address won’t work without some other configuration changes (which even then still may not work). The problem is down to a routing loop as you are coming out of your network, onto the internet, and back in again.

        So to test the public address, use your phone over 3G as this isn’t on your network. If it works, then it will work on any other computer. When on your network, use the servers IP address (Eg 192.168.0.10/owncloud).

        If you have any more problems then I really would urge you to use the ownCloud forums as this is a blog, not a support forum. :)

      • Jb

        I see its available from rnxtras for readynas.

        Bittorrent sync also

    • Bitmap

      ownCloud works with the latest FreeNAS 9.1or 9.1.1 64-bit release as a self configuring plugin. Set up your NAS box first and then go to the plugin tab and install ownCloud. FreeNAS will do the setup and assign an IP address for to configure the server. FreeNAS runs on the FreeBSD platform or any of the common Linux distros. FreeNAS has the server setup as part of its install and runs from a USB drive leaving your hard drive(s) for data storage.

  • Maxj Techno

    Great guide Kev !
    I’ve decided to install owncloud.
    I have one question.
    I would like to follow your guide but to download manually the lamp stack with apt-get.
    Do you think is better to use :
    a) apt-get -s install -y lamp-server^
    b) apt-get -s install apache2 php5 php5-gd php-xml-parser php5-intl php5-sqlite php5-mysql smbclient curl libcurl3 php5-curl
    I ask to you since I’ve simulated the 2 install commands and I’ve seen that the first installs 34 packages and the second 75 (!)
    Which command do you think I can use in the context of your guide ?
    I wouldn’t like to break some dependencies, so I’m thinking the b) option (more packages) is better.
    Do you think it is ok ?
    Thanks
    Maxj

    • http://www.refugeeks.com/ Kev Quirk

      Hey Maxj,

      Glad you like the guide! Well, I would run the full LAMP install as you will ensure that all the required packages are installed. However, if you have just a base Ubuntu server build then the following command will install all the dependancies required for ownCloud:

      sudo apt-get install apache2 php5 php5-json php-xml php-mbstring php5-zip php5-gd php5-sqlite curl libcurl3 libcurl3-dev php5-curl php-pdo

      This way you know exactly what is on your machine. I like the KISS principle though (Keep It Simple Stupid) so checking the LAMP and SSH boxes during installation will ensure everything works without having to mess around.

      Hope this helps :)

      Kev

      • Maxj Techno

        Hello Kev,
        I’ve followed your guide step by step and I’ve successfully installed owncloud !
        Now I have still to create a user on mysql, but I think the biggest part is done.

        I want to share a couple of notes about the installation I’ve done.

        1) I noticed that on the owncloud website they have moved the link of the distribution.
        It’s not anymore :
        http://owncloud.org/releases/owncloud-5.0.0.tar.bz2
        but :
        http://download.owncloud.org/community/owncloud-5.0.0.tar.bz2

        2) I’ve a base 12.04 Ubuntu server, I’ve decided to install the lamp stack with apt-get :
        apt-get -s install -y lamp-server^
        Ok : it downloaded and installed everything successfully.
        But when I tried to navigate to
        http://ip_address/owncloud
        I had the following error (displayed in the browser on an owncloud web page):
        “PHP module GD is not installed.”
        I checked my previous step, and I realized that the lamp-server did not actually include this package (php5-gd)
        I created a phpinfo test page and deployed it in the /var/www and in fact there were no info about the module.
        So I’ve downloaded and installed it separately with :
        apt-get install php5-gd
        restarted the apache, and everything was ok !
        Maxj

      • http://www.refugeeks.com/ Kev Quirk

        Glad you got it working Maxj. In the command I gave you above it does include PHP5-GD :)

        I’ve never installed LAMP manually after install with the command you ran, I just select it during installation and it’s always worked. Glad you got it working though. :D

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  • Tim Collins

    Great instructions! I have one question. The only way I can login now to ownCloud is with the user name and password I used during setup. If add a new user, I can not login using the new user. Is there some secret to getting this to work?

    • http://www.refugeeks.com/ Kev Quirk

      Hi Tim,

      You should simply be able to login with any user account you create. Might be worth logging a thread in the ownCloud forums with a copy of the error you are getting. I’m someone there will be able to help you.

      http://forum.owncloud.org/

      Kev

      • Tim Collins

        Actually already figured out and should known to try this first. Safari doesn’t play nicely with ownCloud. As soon as I tried FireFox… BOOM! Worked like a charm.

      • http://www.refugeeks.com/ Kev Quirk

        Great! Glad it was something so simple. :)

  • anon

    # dpkg -i if # dpkg -install doesn’t work. Great article. Thank you.

  • Carltonb

    I am stuck at this point

    Make sure you use the correct IP address in the line (192.168.0.5 for example); Also fill in the correct ServerAdmin email address and add the ServerName line. Adjust the paths in the DocumentRoot line and in the directives, if necessary.

    I have put in the IP addresss and the email address, but where do I add the ServerName (and where do I find it) and how do I adjust the paths in DocumentRoot to finish this

    • http://www.refugeeks.com/ Kev Quirk

      When you run “vi /etc/apache2/sites-available/ownCloud-ssl” in order to edit your new ownCloud SSL you will see these entries at the top of the certificate.

      • Carltonb

        Thanks I found it. Though I am still at a loss as to how to add and what to add to the ServerName line, as well as the DocumentRoot.
        Can you post a sample if possible. Or maybe someone can show me a sample.
        Thanks
        As espoused by others out of 1/2 dozen methods for setting this up, yours was the easiest to follow.

  • Daniel

    The best guide i´ve seen! Even better than ownclouds own installation guide.

    • http://www.refugeeks.com/ Kev Quirk

      Thanks for the kind words Daniel. We try to be as thorough as we can be. :)

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  • iQuantumPhysics

    I use MySQL as database. After setting the admin account in owncloud, when I go to /var/www/owncloud/config/config.php, my MySQL password is showing in plain text. I read that it should have hashed or encrypted the password automatically after the initial owncloud setup. But in my case, it didn’t. Help.

    • http://www.refugeeks.com/ Kev Quirk

      I’d head to the ownCloud forums if I were you, they should be able to help you. This isn’t a support forum, it’s a blog. :-)

      http://forum.owncloud.org/

      • iQuantumPhysics

        Thanks. But when you set up yours (if you used mysql), is your password still showing?
        Thanks for pointing me to the right direction.

      • http://www.refugeeks.com/ Kev Quirk

        I’m not actually using ownCloud any more so I can’t really tell you sorry. I switched to Google Drive recently after buying a Chromebook. Maybe one of the other guys here can help, if not then the forums is your best bet. Either way I’m sure it will be a straightforward fix.

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  • shipra srivastava

    Hello I recently installed owncloud on fedora 19 but i m not able to open it through my IP address.But Its refusing connections and i am not able to access it locally.How can i resolve this error?

    • http://www.refugeeks.com/ Kev Quirk

      Hi Shipra, this set up guide doesn’t involve Fedora, and it isn’t really s support forum. I will help were I can, but I don’t really know Fedora that well. If I were you, I’d post a question with as much troubleshooting information as you can get hold of in the ownCloud forums (link above).

  • shipra

    how can i access my owncloud server from other system remotely?do i need to install on other systems also for accessing it?

    • http://www.refugeeks.com/ Kev Quirk

      Shipra, what do you means by “access my ownCloud server remotely” what do you want to do to it remotely? For administration you have SSH, or Webmin, and for data you have whatever URL you setup during the installation.

      • shipra srivastava

        hello kev first of all thanks for answering my questions so spontaneously.I installed owncloud on fedora,ok and i am able to open on my computer through the URL 127.0.0.1/owncloud/ and suppose i shared uploaded some file on it and i want to open that from other system so through which address i can open it.actually i tried that address which i provided above but its not been able to connect.I am a college student where all the computers are connected with each other through my college server.And i want to set a private cloud and for that i need remote access.so suppose i share anythng on owncloud and it can be opened from any system within campus.which address i need to open it.and also for everyone else.So I want to know is it like dropbox that i need to install owncloud on each and every system for accessing files.Please help me.Provide me the necessary steps i had to take.I m not good at networking.and this cloud is new to me.i m learning.

      • http://www.refugeeks.com/ Kev Quirk

        127.0.0.1 is localhost, which means that it will look for any web servers only on the machine you are on. So that address will only work when you are on your own machine that had ownCloud installed.

        To access it publicly, you will need to purchase a domain name, or use DynDNS so that you can access your ownCloud instance. If you use DynDNS, then you will need to edit your firewall rules on your router in order to allow HTTP and HTTPS traffic through from the Internet.

        All of this is explained in the article, I’d strongly recommend you go through the guide again.

      • shipra srivastava

        what about accessing it privately within my college from other systems that are connected through LAN.For private access also i need to purchase domain name or use DynDNS?

      • http://www.refugeeks.com/ Kev Quirk

        What you’re asking doesn’t make sense. You have something that is private, yet available from other networks. It will need to be Internet facing and publically accessible in order for you to access ownCloud from college.

        The only other way of doing this would be to set up a VPN that you can connect to, but this is out of the scope of this guide, so you will need to do your research.

        No you don’t need a domain for DynDNS, one is provided for you. Speaking of research, most of the questions you are asking can easily be answered by a quick Google search. Whilst I am happy to help when people get stuck, I do prefer it if they have done their research before asking questions.

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  • aslaton

    I keep getting this error SSL received a record that exceeded the maximum permissible length.

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