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How to Install ownCloud on Cloud9 IDE

    We’ve covered installing ownCloud on a PaaS like Openshift before, and if you want to deploy it for development purposes you could have used Koding. Unfortunately, Koding will no longer provide the free limited VMs they used to provide for development purposes, so if you’re like me and you’re seeking an alternative then look no further as Cloud9 is here for the rescue.

    This post will present a step by step guide on how to install ownCloud for free on Cloud9 for development purposes, please note that it’s not advisable to install a Production version of Drupal on Cloud9 as the free tier isn’t designed for that intended purpose. Now, and without further ado let’s dive into the tutorial.


    First, you’ll need to sign-up for the free tier of Cloud9.

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    Step One

    After signing up and confirming your email, you’ll be directed to your dashboard, just click on the “Create a new workspace” plus sign.

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    Step Two

    You’ll be directed to a new window where you should set up your workspace, select the “php” option and then create the workspace.

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    Step Three

    You’ll then be directed to your workspace, in the terminal just download the latest release of ownCloud “web installer” using “wget”, at the time of writing this post it should be as follow;

    Wget https://download.owncloud.com/download/community/setup-owncloud.php

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    Step Four

    After the unzip is complete just click on the “Run Project” arrow, then click on the “Preview”, tab and then the installation window will appear in a browser like-side window.

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    Step Five

    You’ve to add the following “/setup-owncloud.php” to the address bar in order to start the installation process.

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    Step Six

    In the first installation window, just hit the “Next” tab.

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    Step Seven

    In the next step, you’ve to select the installation directory, just leave it as owncloud and click the “Next” tab.

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    Step Eight

    The final window of the installation process will prompt you with the congratulations message, just click on the “Next” tab.

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    Step Nine

    In the following step, you’ll be directed to the login window where you should create your admin username and password, create these two credentials and log in.

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    Congratulations, you now have a fully functional installation of ownCloud on Cloud9, as it’s been advised above this installation should be for development purposes only and not for production.

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