This tutorial by usershows us how to set up ownCloud, an open-source cloud platform ideal for those who prefer having cloud storage on their own network, along with Nginx and OpenSSL, web server and security protocol, on FreeBSD 11. Follow the link below for the full set of instructions.
OwnCloud is a PHP and MySQL based free and open source file sharing application platform which allows us to create our very own cloud storage platform. The OwnCloud server which is a free edition is released under GNU AGPLv3 license whereas the Enterprise edition is under OwnCloud Commercial license. It is a client-server architectural software in which, the files are stored on the server whereas the clients are used to access and share the files. The client for OwnCloud is available for every platform making it easy to manage and access the files from every devices. FreeBSD is a free and open source Unix-like operating system based on BSD systems. Unlike Linux, FreeBSD is developed as an entire operating system from kernel, device drivers to the userland utilities whereas linux is a kernel with device drivers. Nginx is a free and open source web server which is popular for its speed and ability of balancing server loads and caching. It is one of the most popular web server and proxy server used in large numbers of servers.
Currently while writing this article, the latest release of OwnCloud is 9.1.1 so, we’ll be performing its setup on our freshly installed FreeBSD 11 server.