How to Install ownCloud 10 on Raspberry pi 4

Our goal is to install the latest version of ownCloud on the Raspberry pi 4. This tutorial assumes that you have a fully functional Raspberry pi 4 with Raspbian and a 8 GB Micro SD card Minimum!.

If you haven’t installed Raspbian then check out my guide on How to install Raspbian.

There are many ways to install ownCloud onto a Raspberry Pi. This particular tutorial I’ll be installing the latest version of ownCloud:

If you don’t have a Raspberry PI, I would personally recommend buying the Raspberry pi-4 Starter kit.

Video Tutorial:

Setting up Raspberry Pi for ownCloud Server

1. Turn on the Raspberry Pi. From the terminal or SSH enter the following command:

sudo raspi-config

The following changes needs to be made in the Raspberry Pi configuration:

A. Change user password
For Security when accessing form the WAN

B. Change locale to en_US.UTF8
Select “Localisation Options” –> “Change Locale

Then Finish, and auto reboot. Upon re-boot you would need to update the RPI and its packages.

Update the Raspberry Pi and its packages

sudo su
apt update && apt upgrade

Install Apache 2 and SQLite

sudo apt-get install apache2 sqlite
sudo service apache2 restart

Install PHP

sudo apt-get install php php-gd php-sqlite3 php-curl libapache2-mod-php

Install SMB Client

sudo apt-get install smbclient

PHP extensions needed to use ownCloud

sudo apt-get install php-mysql php-mbstring php-gettext php-intl php-redis php-imagick php-igbinary php-gmp php-curl php-gd php-zip php-imap php-ldap php-bz2 php-phpseclib php-xml

Register ownCloud trusted key

wget -nv -O Release.key
sudo apt-key add - < Release.key

Add the official ownCloud package repository to Raspbian

echo 'deb /' > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/owncloud.list
apt-get update

Enable the Apache mod_rewrite module

sudo a2enmod rewrite
systemctl restart apache2

Install Maria Database

sudo apt install mariadb-server mariadb-client

Configure the database and user:

mysql -u root -p

You’ll be prompted to enter the Pi user password. Then execute the underneath commands in blue:

MariaDB [(none)]> create database owncloud;
Query OK, 1 row affected (0.00 sec)

MariaDB [(none)]> create user owncloud@localhost identified by ‘12345’;
Query OK, 0 rows affected (0.00 sec)

MariaDB [(none)]> grant all privileges on owncloud.* to owncloud@localhost identified by ‘12345’;
Query OK, 0 rows affected (0.00 sec)

MariaDB [(none)]> flush privileges;
Query OK, 0 rows affected (0.00 sec)

MariaDB [(none)]> exit;


Dowload and Install ownCloud


Once downloaded, unzip the zipped package to the /var/www/ directory.

unzip -d /var/www/

Set permissions

chown -R www-data:www-data /var/www/owncloud/
chmod -R 755 /var/www/owncloud/

Configure Apache

Edit the Apache default site configuration file

sudo nano /etc/apache2/sites-enabled/000-default.conf

Change DocumentRoot /var/www/html to DocumentRoot /var/www/owncloud

Apache default site configuration file

Then save and exit

Restart apache:

sudo systemctl restart apache2

Create data directory for ownCloud

mkdir /media/data
mkdir /media/data/owncloud

Change owner and group permissions to www-data

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

Basic First Access Setup

Get the IP from the Raspberry pi



1. Open your browser and enter the IP address provided, in my case is you’ll be directed to your ownCloud storage server.

2. You should be presented with a simple login screen, Here enter the user name and password you created in the database and user MariaDB

3. Immediately underneath enter your Mariadb details as follow:

Username: owncloud
Password: 12345

4. Click on ‘Finish Setup’ button. That’s it. We’re good to go. Owncloud 10 installed on Raspbian is now ready for use.

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Done! !! all is left is to configure your devices to access your ownCloud storage.

External Access

To allow devices like your phone or tablet to access your cloud from anywhere in the world with internet access you must Enable SSL then enable port forward.

1. Enable SSL

2. Continue with this tutorial


sudo nano /etc/apache2/sites-available/default-ssl.conf

Set the path to owncloud: DocumentRoot /var/www/owncloud

Re-Activate the new virtual host

sudo a2ensite default-ssl

Restart apache

sudo service apache2 restart

Port Forward

Log into your router and get the WAN IP address:

ip address 343

Or Google what is my IP address?


Now we need to add the WAN IP to your trusted IP list and not to be overwritten by ownCloud. To do this open the Owncloud config file, enter:

sudo nano /var/www/owncloud/config/config.php

Here add the WAN IP (External IP address) you just got from the router or Google to the trusted domains array. Your new entry should look something like this:

1 => '',

X are just placeholders. Replace the X’s with the WAN IP Address.

Now update the URL of the overwrite.cli.url line with your WAN IP Address. It should look something like this:

'overwrite.cli.url' => '',

Here is an example of the completed config.txt file.

config file

Once done save and exit the the config.php.

Log into your router and navigate to the port forward section.

Port forward SSL port 443 to the Raspberry pi internal IP (LAN IP)  address and save settings.

port forward 443

Your RPI ownCloud is ready to be accessed externally (WAN) and from your devices just download the ownCloud App and enter: “https:// WAN IP Address” on the address bar or devices. below is an example:


Install Redis Memory Caching

apt install redis-server php-redis

Edit config.php:

sudo nano /var/www/owncloud/config/config.php

add the following:

'memcache.locking' => '\OC\Memcache\Redis',
'memcache.local' => '\OC\Memcache\Redis',
'filelocking.enabled' => 'true',
'redis' => array (
'host' => 'localhost',`
'port' => 0,`

mem cache redis


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