How to Install NextCloud on CentOS 7

NextCloud is a free and open source self-hosted alternative to Dropbox or Google Drive. It lets you host your files onto your own private server, providing you full control over your data.


  1. A new ECS instance with CentOS 7.4 as the operating system.
  2. Connect to your ECS instance and log in as the root user.
  3. A domain name which is pointed towards your ECS instance.
yum -y update
adduser nextcloud
passwd nextcloud
usermod -aG wheel nextcloud
sudo su - nextcloud

Install Nginx with PHP 7

As of now, Nextcloud supports PHP version 7.0 and 7.1. In this tutorial, we will install PHP 7.1. Install EPEL and Remi repository so that we can install the pre-built PHP packages directly.

sudo yum -y install epel-release yum-utils nano unzip
sudo rpm -Uvh
sudo yum-config-manager --enable remi-php71
sudo yum -y install nginx php php-fpm php-mysqlnd php-ctype php-dom php-gd php-iconv php-json php-libxml php-mbstring php-posix php-xml php-zip php-openssl php-zlib php-curl php-fileinfo php-bz2 php-intl php-mcrypt php-ftp php-exif php-gmp php-memcached php-imagick
sudo nano /etc/php.ini
; Maximum amount of memory a script may consume (128MB)
memory_limit = 512M
; Defines the default timezone used by the date functions
date.timezone =Asia/Kolkata
post_max_size = 512M
upload_max_filesize = 512M
sudo nano /etc/php-fpm.d/www.conf
user = nginx
group = nginx
... ;listen =
listen = /var/run/php-fpm/php-fpm.sock
...listen.owner = nginx = nginx
env[PATH] = /usr/local/bin:/usr/bin:/bin
env[TMP] = /tmp
env[TMPDIR] = /tmp
env[TEMP] = /tmp
sudo mkdir -p /var/lib/php/session
sudo chown nginx:nginx -R /var/lib/php/session/
sudo chown nginx:nginx /var/run/php-fpm/php-fpm.sock
sudo chmod 660 /var/run/php-fpm/php-fpm.sock
sudo systemctl restart php-fpm
sudo systemctl enable php-fpm
sudo systemctl restart nginx
sudo systemctl enable nginx

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