With owncloud you can have drive storage like dropbox or google drive with your own server and your own infrastructure. Owncloud made by PHP and backend database MySQL, SQLLite or PostgreSQL. Owncloud is Opensource.

OwnCloud gives you universal access to your files through a web interface or WebDAV. It also provides a platform to easily view & sync your contacts, calendars and bookmarks across all your devices and enables basic editing right on the web. Installation has minimal server requirements, doesn’t need special permissions and is quick. ownCloud is extendable via a simple but powerful API for applications and plugins.

ownCloud started with a keynote by Frank Karlitschek at Camp KDE’10 where he talked about the need of a self-controlled free and open source cloud.

To install owncloud in centos 6 is very easy. We try install in centos 6.3 and successfully.

cd /etc/yum.repos.d/
wget http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/isv:ownCloud:community/CentOS_CentOS-6/isv:ownCloud:community.repo
yum install owncloud

After all process finish without error start http and mysql :

service httpd start
service mysqld start
chkconfig httpd on
chkconfig mysqld on

Go to your browser and enter http://YOURIPSERVER/owncloud or http://YOURHOSTNAME/owncloud. Follow install instruction, first make your admin username and password, select SQLlite in advance then proceed the install.


Default location of Owncloud path is /var/www/html/owncloud.

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