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Module 4 - Lesson 2
12/15/2019 Module 4


Now we're going to get into our OwnCloud installation and learn the insides and outs of this awesome service! I recommend this highly over Dropbox or other alternatives in file sharing. There are some very good options out there including Dropbox, Google Drive, OneCloud, etc. The reason that I recommend OwnCloud over those options for your church is because it allows you to have one centrally located file-sharing service between many users. I explain this, and more in the video.



  1. Go to your installation of OwnCloud at (cloud.example.com).
  2. Create an Admin Account and Password (WRITE IT DOWN!)
  3. Click on the Storage and Database dropdown
    1. IF you added a Volume to your droplet, change the Data Folder to: /mnt/wbvolume/owncloud
    2. Change the Database Type to "MySQL/MariaDB"
      1. Database User: owncloud
      2. Database Password: * (See instructions below)
      3. Database Name: owncloud
      4. Database Host: localhost
    3. Click on Finish Setup

* How to Find Your OwnCloud Database Password

  1. Log into your server through SSH
    1. Through Terminal (Mac/Linux) or Putty (Windows) type:
      1. ssh root@example.com and put in your password
    2. Once in type: cat /root/.digitalocean_password
      1. a printout of your usernames and passwords will appear. Copy the OwnCloud Password and enter it into the above Database Password field.
OwnCloud installation screen

Setup Overview

  1. Check all settings.
  2. Add Users
  3. ...

Installation Overview on Computer and Mobile

  1. Go to https://owncloud.org/install/ and download your Desktop Client.
    1. Connect using your Domain Name along with the Username and Password that you just created.
  2. Download the OwnCloud App on Mobile and connect using your Domain Name, Username and Password.


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