Hello, friends. Welcome. We’ve talked a lot about Nextcloud because we love it, but today we offer you another method to get it. In this post, you will learn how to install Nextcloud using Snap on Ubuntu 22.04.
Nextcloud is a self-hosted file share and collaboration platform. It works much like cloud applications like Dropbox and Google Drive. It allows you to store and share your files in a secure and convenient manner across both desktop and hand-held devices such as smartphones.
Let’s go for it
Install Nextcloud using Snap
Snap is a Canonical technology for distributing applications on Linux. The main feature of it is that a single package contains all the package dependencies. So for developers it can be a great facility. By the way, today you will see some potential.
So, after connecting to the server using SSH or on the test virtual machine, proceed to update the system
sudo apt update sudo apt upgrade
It is very likely that Ubuntu 22.04 comes with Snap installed by default, but it is true that on server versions, it may not. In this case, be sure to install it.
sudo apt install snapd
Then to get support for classic snap packages, you have to install
sudo snap install core
And to get full support for the files run
sudo ln -s /var/lib/snapd/snapd/snap/ /snap
Thereafter, you have to open the corresponding ports for Nextcloud
sudo ufw allow 80/tcp sudo ufw allow 443/tcp sudo ufw reload
Now yes, you can install Nextcloud with snap on Ubuntu 22.04 by running
sudo snap install nextcloud
It’s that easy. But is everything in that package? Yes, it is. The Nextcloud snap package includes:
So, we have everything.
When the installation process is finished, you can open a web browser and go to
http://your-server/ to create the necessary admin user and install.
Configuring Nextcloud before using it properly
The next step is to go back to the terminal because you need to enable support for your domain. To achieve this, we need to edit the Nextcloud configuration. But first I want to tell you that in the Nextcloud Snap package the configuration resides in
/var/snap/nextcloud/current/current and that of the files in
With this in mind, edit the Nextcloud configuration file:
sudo nano /var/snap/nextcloud/current/nextcloud/config/config.php
And inside the
`trusted_domains' section add your own as follows
trusted_domains' => array ( 0 => 'cloud.unixcop.com', ),
Save the changes and close the editor.
The next step is to enable HTTPS to further secure the connection
sudo nextcloud.enable-https lets-encrypt
You will see a screen like this where you will see the requirements. They are easy, accept them and add your domain.
When finished, you will be able to access your Nextcloud instance from
In this post, you learned how to install Nextcloud on Ubuntu 22.04 using Snap. The process is simple and makes it easy for everyone.