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 configure your SkySilk Nextcloud template to update from the website user interface.


SkySilk app templates use Turnkey Linux applications by default, this guide is meant to show how to update a Turnkey Nextcloud server specifically.


How to Configure Nextcloud to Update using the Web Based Updater in 11 Steps.


1. Login to your Nextcloud VPS. You can access your machine as root by logging in using the SSH Console on your user dashboard or by using a third-party SSH Terminal like PuTTY.

(Read: How To Access Linux VPS via SSH)


2. Change file permissions to allow user www-data to access the necessary files to perform updates.

chown -R www-data:www-data /usr/share/nextcloud


3. Log into your Nextcloud server using a web browser and access the admin panel.


4. Select Open updater from the admin panel.


5. Select "Start update" to begin downloading the update.


6. It may take some time to complete, select "No (for usage of the web based updater)" to disable maintenance mode to continue the update process using the web based updater.


7. Next select "Go back to your Nextcloud instance to finish the update" to begin the process to complete the update.




8. Select "Start update" to continue the update process. This may take some time. You will be automatically redirected back to your Nextcloud instance when the update completes.


10. Another update will be available. To update to the latest version select the gear icon in the top right corner, and navigate to the admin panel again. Repeat steps 4 through 8 to install version 13.0.4 (at the time of this guide).


11. Start using your hosted Nextcloud server with the latest updates on the SkySilk cloud platform!

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

Nextcloud Support

Nextcloud Documentation

Nextcloud Community


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