Nextcloud is a suite of client-server software for creating and using file hosting services. It is similar to Dropbox, but free and open-source, and anyone can install and operate it on a private server. This guide will show you how to deploy a SkySilk VPS for Nextcloud hosting.
How to set up a Nextcloud server with SkySilk VPS in 11 Steps
If you want to restart the install process on your VM you can use the following command; 'turnkey-init'.
1. Deploy a SkySilk Nextcloud 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 username, typically root, and [ip address] is the IP address of the virtual machine.
# for example: ssh firstname.lastname@example.org
3. Choose a MySQL password and confirm:
4. Enter and confirm a new password for your Nextcloud admin account:
5. Enter the IP address of your SkySilk VPS when prompted for a domain:
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 Nextcloud domain addresses:
9. Navigate to your Nextcloud server on the web. Open your web browser and go to your SkySilk VPS IP Address, you should be brought to your Nextcloud 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 the password you set in Step 4.
11. Start using your hosted NextCloud server with SkySilk!
For additional resources on specifics of using Nextcloud, please consult Nextcloud Support and Community reference material: