ownCloud is an open source, self-hosted file sync, and share app platform. You can access & sync your files, contacts, calendars & bookmarks across all of your devices. This guide will detail how to deploy an ownCloud server using a SkySilk VPS.

How to setup an ownCloud server with SkySilk VPS in 11 Steps

If you want to restart the install process on your VPS you can use the following command; 'turnkey-init'.

  1. Deploy a SkySilk ownCloud VPS Template.

  2. Login to your VPS. SSH into your VPS using root@ipaddress and the password you set in the SkySilk dashboard.

    If you are connecting from a Unix-like machine (Mac OS or Linux), or by using PuTTY with Windows then the command to connect is simply:

    ssh [user]@[ip address] 

    where [user] is your user name, typically root, and [ip address] is the IP address of the virtual machine. 

    # for example:
    ssh root@204.44.81.XX
    (Read: How To Access Linux VPS via SSH)

  3. Choose a mySQL password and confirm:

  4. Enter and confirm a new password for your ownCloud admin account:

  5. Enter your SkySilk VPS IP Address when prompted to choose a domain to serve OwnCloud:

  6. Press Enter or Skip on the Initialize Hub Services screen:
  7. Enter your email if you would like system notifications. Otherwise, press Enter.

  8. Press Enter to Install Security Updates screen:
    - Take note of your ownCloud domain addresses:
  9. Navigate to your ownCloud server on the web. Open your web browser and go to your SkySilk VPS IP Address (Web: http://204.44.81.XX), you should be brought to you ownCloud login page. You may have to bypass security settings (click Proceed to IP Address to continue to your login page):

  10. Login with the username 'admin' and your admin password from step 4 above:

  11. Start Using ownCloud hosted with SkySilk!

For additional resources on specifics of using ownCloud, please consult ownCloud Support and Community reference material:

ownCloud Support



User Manual

Admin Config

Server Config