How to Install FileRun with LAMP Stack on Ubuntu 21.10

FileRun is a web-based file and sharing application. It can be used as a self-hosted Google Drive alternative. In this article, we are going to learn how to install FileRun on Ubuntu 21.10. So, let’s get started.

Check FileRun Latest versions here.

Pre-requisites :

  • A system with Ubuntu 21.10 installed and running.

  • root access to the system.

  • LAMP Stack installed and running, for this, you can refer to one of our guides on installing the LAMP Stack (Apache, MariaDB, and PHP).

Once you're all set, we'll proceed with FileRun installation and configuration.

Create Database

Let us begin with creating a Database and a user. We will then grant the required privileges to the user so it can interact with the Database.

mysql -u root


CREATE USER 'ccconcrete'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'UYGVc%$#Erfgt*&^%4';

GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON ccconcrete.* TO 'ccconcrete'@'localhost';



The above commands will give complete access to the user ccconcrete. We would suggest using a strong and long password.

Configuring Apache vHost

Now, create a new Apache configuration file for FileRun with the following command.

Replace with the domain name of your own for all the below code examples:

vi /etc/apache2/sites-available/

Now, press i to go to INSERT mode and type in the following lines of codes in the file.

<VirtualHost *:80>

DocumentRoot /var/www/html/

ErrorLog ${APACHE_LOG_DIR}/dev.domainhere.info_error.log
CustomLog ${APACHE_LOG_DIR}/dev.domainhere.info_access.log combined

<Directory /var/www/html/>
Options FollowSymlinks
AllowOverride All
Require all granted


Now make directory for FileRun files:

mkdir -p /var/www/html/

Enable SSL and Rewrite:


a2enmod rewrite ssl

Restart Apache:

systemctl restart apache2

Enable http and https ( 80/443 )

To enable http and https connection through the firewall, follow the commands:

ufw allow 80/tcp

ufw allow 443/tcp

Download FileRun

Let's download FileRun:

cd /tmp

sudo wget -O

sudo unzip -d /var/www/html/

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

sudo chmod -R 755 /var/www/html/

Configuring FileRun

Now open the Domain name from your browser, this will redirect you to configuring the final parts of the FileRun installation.

Replace the with the actual IP or domain configured on the server.

Input the Database details which was configured earlier. Follow the below steps:

Now you have successfully installed FileRun with LAMP Stack on Ubuntu 21.10.