How to Install FileRun on Ubuntu 22.04 with Apache

how to install filerun on ubuntu 22.04 with apache

In this tutorial, we are going to install FileRun on Ubuntu 22.04 OS.

FileRun is a storage platform system that allows managing, sharing, and syncing files. FileRun can be an alternative to Google Drive and NextCloud and offers many features like virtual drive support, native mobile apps, metadata support, etc. In this installation, we are going to install the LAMP stack since the tutorial is installing FileRun on Ubuntu 22.04

Installing FileRun is a very easy process that can take up to 20 minutes. Let’s get started!


  • A server with Ubuntu 22.04 as OS
  • User privileges: root or non-root user with sudo privileges

Step 1. Update the System

Update the system packages to the latest versions available before the FileRun installation.

sudo apt-get update -y && sudo apt-get upgrade -y

Step 2. Install Apache Web Server

To install the Apache web server execute the command below:

sudo apt install apache2

Once installed, start and enable the service.

sudo systemctl enable apache2 && sudo systemctl start apache2

Check if the service is up and running:

sudo systemctl status apache2

You should receive the following output:

root@vps:~# sudo systemctl status apache2
● apache2.service - The Apache HTTP Server
     Loaded: loaded (/lib/systemd/system/apache2.service; enabled; vendor preset: enabled)
     Active: active (running) since Thu 2022-06-16 21:35:07 UTC; 4s ago
    Process: 297440 ExecStart=/usr/sbin/apachectl start (code=exited, status=0/SUCCESS)
   Main PID: 297445 (apache2)
      Tasks: 55 (limit: 4579)
     Memory: 5.1M
        CPU: 315ms
     CGroup: /system.slice/apache2.service
             ├─297445 /usr/sbin/apache2 -k start
             ├─297446 /usr/sbin/apache2 -k start
             └─297447 /usr/sbin/apache2 -k start

Jun 16 21:35:07 host.test.vps systemd[1]: Starting The Apache HTTP Server...

Step 3. Install PHP7.4 with dependencies

To install the PHP7.4 along with extensions, execute the following command:

apt install software-properties-common apt-transport-https -y

add-apt-repository ppa:ondrej/php -y

sudo apt update

apt install php7.4 php7.4-common libapache2-mod-php7.4 php7.4-cli php7.4-mysql

Step 4. Install MariaDB database server

To install the MariaDB database server, execute the command below.

sudo apt install mariadb-server

Start and enable the mariadb.service with the following commands:

sudo systemctl start mariadb && sudo systemctl enable mariadb

Check the status of the mariadb.service

sudo systemctl status mariadb

You should receive the following output:

root@vps:~# sudo systemctl status mariadb
● mariadb.service - MariaDB 10.6.7 database server
     Loaded: loaded (/lib/systemd/system/mariadb.service; enabled; vendor preset: enabled)
     Active: active (running) since Thu 2022-06-16 21:38:39 UTC; 37s ago
       Docs: man:mariadbd(8)
   Main PID: 298238 (mariadbd)
     Status: "Taking your SQL requests now..."
      Tasks: 16 (limit: 4579)
     Memory: 57.2M
        CPU: 3.487s
     CGroup: /system.slice/mariadb.service
             └─298238 /usr/sbin/mariadbd

Step 5. Create Database and Database User

We need to create a database and database user before we install the FileRun storage system.

GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON filerun.* TO 'filerun'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'YourStrongPasswordHere';

Step 6. Download and Install FileRun

Download the FileRun files into the default Apache root directory. Once downloaded, extract it and set the permissions.

cd /var/www/html

wget -O


chown -R www-data:www-data /var/www/html/

Step 7. Create Apache Virtual Host File

Go into the Apache directory and create a configuration file for the FileRun storage application.

cd /etc/apache2/sites-available/

touch filerun.conf

Paste the following lines of code, save the file and close it.

<VirtualHost *:80>
DocumentRoot /var/www/html/

<Directory /var/www/html/>
AllowOverride All

ErrorLog ${APACHE_LOG_DIR}/error.log
CustomLog ${APACHE_LOG_DIR}/access.log combined


Enable the Apache configuration for FileRun and rewrite module.

sudo a2enmod rewrite

sudo a2ensite filerun.conf

Check the syntax:

apachectl -t

You should receive the following output:

root@vps:~# apachectl -t
Syntax OK

If the syntax is OK, restart the Apache service.

systemctl reload apache2

Once the Apache service is restarted, you can finish the FileRun installation at

Step 8. Finish FileRun Installation

Access the FileRun installation at

On the next window, there is the requirements checklist.

Once the requirements are checked, the next window is database setup.

Once the database is configured, the next window will be the credentials for login. Make sure to save them locally.

On the next window, enter the saved credentials and hit on the Sign In button.

Once logged in, you should be redirected to the FileRun dashboard.

Congratulations! You successfully installed and configured FileRun storage software on Ubuntu 22.04. If you find it difficult to install, you can always contact our technical support and they will do the rest for you. We are available 24/7.

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