How to Install Nextcloud on a Gandi Web Hosting

This guide will assist you through the creation and installation of Nextcloud on a Web Hosting. You will need a domain name where you can access your web hosting. If you do not already own the domain name you plan to use, you should purchase it first.

Install Nextcloud on a New Web Hosting

To create a Nextcloud on a new Web Hosting follow these steps. If you already have a Web Hosting see the next section.

  1. Order your Nextcloud web hosting.

  2. Select the domain name you want to use.

  3. Indicate the sub-domain you want to use to access Nextcloud.

  4. Finish the checkout process to finalize the creation of your web hosting.

  5. Go to the address you chose in step three to create your Nextcloud administrator account.

Install Nextcloud on an Existing Web Hosting

The following sections explain how to install Nextcloud on an existing web hosting.

Step 1: Go to Your Web Hosting Overview Page

Go to your Gandi Dashboard and then click on the Web Hosting section.

You should see the name of your web hosting in the list. Click on the web hosting name to access the overview for that web hosting.

Step 2: Create a Site

To create a site, follow these steps:

  1. From the overview page of your web hosting, select the “Sites” tab.

  2. Click “Create a site.”

  3. Under “Choose an address for your website” enter the domain name or subdomain you will use to access Nextcloud.

  4. After you specify your domain name we will validate that you own this domain and that it is available in your Gandi account. If your domain is available in your Gandi account, this is done automatically and does not require any action by you. If you are using a domain not with Gandi you will be required to complete an additional step to validate that you own the domain by creating the given DNS record on your domain.

  5. After your ownership is validated you can choose to “Activate now” or wait and “Continue without activating.” Unless you have a reason to wait, we recommend choosing to activate now.

Step 3: Install Nextcloud

Once your website is activated visit the site you created in the last step. On the bottom of the page, next to “Nextcloud”, click “Install.”

The installation of Nextcloud takes about 2 minutes. Once ready, you will be able to access your site.

Congratulations! Your Nextcloud site is now up and running. You can now adjust your configurations, and create the Nextcloud administrator account by defining its login and password.