Nextcloud is an open-source client-server software used for file hosting services. It is an alternate solution for DropBox, Google Drive, and IDrive. It allows you to access, share, and protect files, calendars, contacts, communication & more at home and in your enterprise. With Nextcloud, you can synchronize your data between multiple devices and exchange your information with several other users. Additionally, you have complete control over your data.

This post will show you how to install Nextcloud on Fedora.

Step 1 – Install Apache and PHP

First, install Apache web server using the following command.

dnf install httpd -y

Next, add the Repi repository to install the latest PHP version.

dnf install -y

Next, reset the default PHP module and enable the Remi repository with the following command.

dnf module reset php -y
dnf module install php:remi-8.1

Next, install PHP using the following command.

dnf install php php-gd php-curl php-dom php-xml php-simplexml php-mbstring php-json -y

Next, install other required PHP extensions using the following command.

yum --enablerepo=remi install php-intl php-zip

Finally, start and enable the Apache service using the following command.

systemctl enable --now httpd

Step 2 – Install and Configure MariaDB Database

First, install MariaDB on your server.

dnf install mariadb mariadb-server -y

Next, start and enable the MariaDB service.

systemctl enable --now mariadb

Next, log in to the MariaDB shell with the following command.


Once you are connected, create a user and database for Nextcloud.

create database nextcloud;
create user 'nextcloud'@'localhost' identified by 'password';

Next, grant all the privileges on the Nextcloud database.

grant all privileges on nextcloud.* to 'nextcloud'@'localhost';

Next, flush the privileges and exit from the MariaDB shell.

flush privileges;

Step 3 – Download and Install Nextcloud

First, download the latest version of Nextcloud using the following command.


Next, extract the downloaded file with the following command.

tar -xjf latest.tar.bz2

Next, move the extracted directory to the Apache web root.

mv nextcloud /var/www/html/nextcloud

Next, create a data directory for Nextcloud.

mkdir /var/www/html/nextcloud/data

Next, change the ownership of Nextcloud.

chown -R apache:apache /var/www/html/nextcloud

Step 4 – Configure Apache for Nextcloud

Next, create an Apache virtual server block to host Nextcloud on the web.

nano /etc/httpd/conf.d/nextcloud.conf

Add the following configurations.

<VirtualHost *:80>
    DocumentRoot /var/www/html/nextcloud
    ErrorLog /var/log/httpd/nextcloud_error.log
    CustomLog /var/log/httpd/nextcloud_requests.log combined
    <Directory /var/www/html/nextcloud>
  Options +FollowSymlinks
  AllowOverride All

 <IfModule mod_dav.c>
  Dav off

 SetEnv HOME /var/www/html/nextcloud
 SetEnv HTTP_HOME /var/www/html/nextcloud


Save and close the file, then restart the Apache service to apply the changes.

systemctl restart httpd

Step 5 – Access Nextcloud Interface

Now, open your web browser and access Nextcloud using the URL You should see the following screen.

nextcloud configuration

Provide all required information and click on the Install button. Once the Nextcloud is installed, you should see the following screen.

Nextcloud dashboard


In this post, we explained how to install Nextcloud with Apache on Fedora. You can now install Nextcloud client software on your desktop or mobile device and then sync and share your data with other users. Try to install Nextcloud on dedicated server hosting from Atlantic.Net!