Tag Archives: web

Setting up ownCloud

I recently set up ownCloud (version 6.0.2) at my web hoster domainfactory. While the actual installation is quite straight forward I bumped into some minor problems.

At first I set up subdomain the ownlcoud.notmydomain.com and set the path to /my/dummy/path/owncloud in the domainfactory dash board. I SSHed to the server of domainfactory, downloaded and installed ownCloud’s files:

$ cd /my/dummy/path/
$ wget http://download.owncloud.org/community/owncloud-6.0.2.tar.bz2
$ tar xfj owncloud-6.0.2.tar.bz2

This generated the folder owncloud which contains all the required files in the configured location.

When I opend ownlcoud.notmydomain.com in a webbrowser I got the following error:

Warning: Unexpected character in input: '\' (ASCII=92) state=1 in /my/dummy/path/owncloud/index.php on line 33

Warning: Unexpected character in input: '\' (ASCII=92) state=1 in /my/dummy/path/owncloud/index.php on line 33

Parse error: syntax error, unexpected T_STRING in /my/dummy/path/owncloud/index.php on line 33

I figured out that this can be fixed by using a newer PHP version so I switched from 5.2.17 to 5.4.9 using the dash board of my domainfactory account. When I visited the subdomain in the webbrowser the following welcome screen was presented:

owncloud1

By clicking “Advanced” the database options are shown and can be configured.

owncloud2

Per default sqlite is used but I wanted to use MySQL.

owncloud3

I entered the details.

owncloud4

And clicked “Finish setup”. This the dash board of my ownCloud instance showed that there are some folders and files had been parked for me already.

owncloud5

I clicked the plus at the bottom left and activated the Encryption app for server-side file encryption. To initiate the key I had to logout and login again.

owncloud6

Additionally if I went to the settings and activated forcing of SSL-encrypted login.

owncloud7

When uploading the first files I saw that the upload limit was 8Mb. To change this the values upload_max_filesize and post_max_size in the php.ini had to be adapted. This can be done via the domainfactory dash board. And voilĂ , here is the dropbox/google drive/$YourNSAaccessibleCloudStorage replacement!