Hi, new here. I’m trying to install Nextcloud on my Debian 12 server, which has several services and webpages already running under nginx.
I followed the instructions for an installation via snap, and then proceeded to apply the community-maintained official instructions for nginx setup on this page.
Nextcloud is properly installed but Apache won’t run because of nginx, which is fine if I can avoid running a second server alongside nginx. This is what is output by
snap services nextcloud:
Service Startup Current Notes nextcloud.apache enabled inactive - nextcloud.logrotate enabled inactive timer-activated nextcloud.mysql enabled active - nextcloud.nextcloud-cron enabled active - nextcloud.nextcloud-fixer enabled active - nextcloud.php-fpm enabled active - nextcloud.redis-server enabled active - nextcloud.renew-certs enabled active -
I adapted my nginx config file with my domain and php-fpm address, issued and added SSL certificates with Certbot, but I have trouble understanding how it all fits together.
Nextcloud is installed in
/snap/nextcloud/. I saw there were some php files in
htdocs so I set the nginx root directive as follows:
When I try to access the server with
https://nextcloud.example.com I get the following message in the browser:
App directory “/htdocs/apps” not found! Please put the Nextcloud apps folder in the Nextcloud folder. You can also configure the location in the config.php file.
There is definitely an
/apps directory inside
htdocs, I’ve checked. I don’t want to touch
config.php unless I have to, for fear of breaking something in a system I’m only just discovering.
Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks.
EDIT: I tried editing
config.php and couldn’t (“Read-only file system”). I’ve also created an admin user with
sudo /snap/bin/nextcloud.manual-install my-name my-password and added my domain to the trusted list with
sudo /snap/bin/nextcloud.occ config:system:set trusted_domains 1 --value= nextcloud.example.com. All the above works, but I still can’t access the web interface.