Owncloud is an open source software suite to sync and share solution that can be accessed from web, mobile devices and your personal computers as well. It also gives you access your files through a web interface or WebDAV. It provides web services including file sharing, Audio/Video streaming, calender, contacts and much more.
Some of the notable features of Owncloud are:
- File storage.
- Synchronization to personal computers.
- Task scheduler.
- Address book(Contacts).
- Audio / Video Streaming.
- User and group administration.
- Sharing of content across groups or public URLs.
- Photo gallery.
- PDF and ODF viewer.
Installation of Owncloud in Linux mint 14 / Ubuntu 12.10
By default Owncloud software is included in Ubuntu/Linux mint Repositories. So you don’t have to download.
Fire up the Terminal by pressing CTRL+ALT+T and enter the following command:
sudo apt-get install owncloud*
Restart the Apache Server:
Open your browser and enter the following:
http://localhost/owncloud or http://Your-IP/owncloud
Create a Admin account and click Finish setup:
That’s it, you’re done. The main window of your cloud should look like this:
The main window consists of four sections such as Files, Music, Contacts, Calender and pictures.
We can upload or download our files through here. For example let us add some audio, video, picture and documents. To add a file click the upload icon in the top left corner of the Files section. Select the files to be added and you’re done:
This section contains the media files which we uploaded earlier in the Files section. Click an item and click play button to play the file:
This section stores the contacts information of the users. To add a contact click Add Contact and fill up details of the user:
The calender section lets you to add events for the users and groups:
This section contains the pictures which we uploaded earlier in the Files section. You can maximize the picture by clicking on the respective picture.
Next let us see Settings page of OwnCloud server. Click the Settings icon in the lower left corner of the Main window. In the Personal section you can do modifying user password, Timezone, Time format and import/export users etc.
We can add/delete users and groups in the Users Section. And also we can set the user quotas here.
The Apps section shows you the list applications currently installed. We can enable/disable applications here.
In the Admin section you can modify the upload size of the files, Enable sharing the files across users and viewing logs etc.
Thats it. Now your Own local cloud server is ready. Enjoy!!!