Tag Archives: Apache

Troubleshooting OwnCloud index.php

Sometimes OwnCloud includes “index.php” in the shared links.  It’s annoying and ugly.  Here’s some things to check:

  1. Is mod rewrite enabled in the apache config?
    <Directory /var/www/html/owncloud/>
     Options Indexes FollowSymLinks MultiViews
     AllowOverride All
     Order allow,deny
     Allow from all
     <IfModule mod_dav.c>
      Dav off
     SetEnv HOME /var/www/html/owncloud
     SetEnv HTTP_HOME /var/www/html/owncloud
  2. Is the .htaccess correct?  The ###DO NOT EDIT### Section must contain this line (Generally the last line in the IfModule for mod_rewrite
    RewriteRule .* index.php [PT,E=PATH_INFO:$1]
  3. .htaccess must also contain this block for the web app to generate URLs without “index.php”
    <IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
      RewriteBase /
      <IfModule mod_env.c>
        SetEnv front_controller_active true
        <IfModule mod_dir.c>
          DirectorySlash off

Those are my findings for making sure OwnCloud URLs stay pretty.

Let’s Encrypt Setup

The “Let’s Encrypt” setup process is very painless – Just clone a Git repo, run a comand, and edit some apache config files.

  1. sudo apt-get install git
  2.  sudo git clone https://github.com/letsencrypt/letsencrypt /opt/letsencrypt
  3. cd /opt/letsencrypt
  4. ./letsencrypt-auto –apache -d ccrossan.com -d www.ccrossan.com
  5. edit the sites-enabled config files so that the appropriate virtual host uses the correct ssl certs.
  6. delete the newly generated ssl.conf file
  7. restart apache
  8. [Optional] Set up Cron for auto-renew
  9. sudo crontab -e
  10. 30 2 * * 1 /opt/letsencrypt/letsencrypt-auto renew >> /var/log/le-renew.log


These commands taken from the DigitalOcean Let’s Encrypt Setup Guide