ownCloud Set Up

ownCloud is a file hosting and storage application. It’s like having your own private dropbox and it can be hosted securely on janeVPS with a free SSL certificate

Point your domain to the server

The first step in setting up both VPS and Dedicated servers running OwnCloud is to create an A-record at your domain registrar to point your domain to the server.

We can’t set up your free SSL certificate until this process is completed.

Please note that it can take up to 72 hours for a domain to propagate throughout the internet to a server, although it usually happens much sooner.

Obtain your server’s details

1. After successful payment is approved, your server will be set up within 2 minutes.

2. Login to My HostJane. In the Dashboard under Services, look for the ownCloud server you have provisioned.

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If you cannot see the ownCloud server or the server is not active, please open a ticket.

3. Click Manage next to the ownCloud server item. You will be transferred to the server’s dashboard.

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4. Go to the Statistics area to find your server’s IP address and password. Follow the instructions to complete your ownCloud installation.

Sample screenshot of the Application Information.

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Copy and paste the link into a fresh browser window. The address is your server’s IP address:

https://[Your_Server’s_IP]/

Replace Your Server’s IP with your ownCloud server’s IP as found in Statistics

For example:

https://123.456.789.1/

Accessing your ownCloud site

5. After copying the installer link into a new browser window, you will see a HTTPS warning.

As explained on the order page, your server comes with a self-signed SSL certificate. This means that you can access your ownCloud installation by HTTP://, but when accessing via HTTPS://, a warning appears in your browser.

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This warning is expected because we can’t configure an SSL certificate for an IP address. But it’s safe to ignore. Click the Advanced button in the browser to add an exception.

Proceed unsafely at the prompt.

How to remove the SSL warning

Once your domain has successfully pointed to the server, open a support ticket and we will install your free SSL certificate on the server, which will be accessible at:

https://www.yourdomain.TLD

TLD means top-level domain, and can stand for any domain like .com, .net. .org, or any other TLD. HostJane and our servers work with all domain registrars worldwide.

6. After passing the SSL warning, you will see your server’s ownCloud login.

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Enter the username and password details as found in Statistics

You will then be logged in to the ownCloud portal.

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You can now host your files and content using your ownCloud server.

If you attempt to access your ownCloud server on your domain name, before SSL has been installed, it’s common to receive this message:

owncloud-untrusted-domain

This can be resolved by finishing pointing your domain to the server and then opening an SSL request to have your free SSL certificate installed.

You can check the DNS status of your Domain’s A-Record propagation at ISP nodes around the world by visiting: https://whatsmydns.net

Updated on October 25, 2018

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