Pydio 8 Installation Guide

How to Install Pydio 8

Pydio Cloud StoragePydio 8 Community Edition is a freely available enterprise file sharing & sync server distributed under the open-source AGPL license. It supports modern versions of PHP and runs as a web application on any Linux server. The user interface is inspired by Google’s Material Design language, giving the Pydio web portal a look-and-feel that will be familiar & aesthetically pleasing to anybody with an Android or Google Account. Make no mistake however, Pydio is a cross-platform app with PydioSync clients for Windows, Mac OS, and Linux desktops, in addition to mobile apps for both iOS and Android.

The official documentation to install Pydio 8 is available on Pydio’s website, but it references a package repository that installs PHP 5.6 which has reached end-of-life. PHP 7.1 is now the recommended version for Pydio 8. It also doesn’t outline how to add a custom Apache configuration, which we will show you in this tutorial to get a free SSL certificate from Let’s Encrypt and enable HTTPS to secure your Pydio 8 server. We’ll also show you how to enable large file uploads on Pydio 8 so you can upload files larger than 200MB not only in the desktop client, but also using the web portal.

Technical Requirements for Pydio 8 Server

This tutorial is for a CentOS 7 environment. The minimum requirements for a Pydio server are 4GB RAM and 2 CPUs, with 8GB being the recommended spec for a production deployment. Pydio recommends the m4.large AWS instance with 8GB RAM and 2 Virtual Cores, which costs $0.10/hour (approximately $75/month).

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This tutorial is intended to illustrate how to get a minimal Pydio instance up and running. If you require a fully optimized Pydio instance for production use in your organization, contact our Pydio consultants for help with planning a scalable & secure implementation that can grow in capacity with your needs.


This Pydio 8 tutorial assumes you will be installing Pydio at a subdomain of a second-level-domain ( that is already registered with an accredited registrar. It also assumes you are starting with a fresh CentOS 7 instance that will be used exclusively for the purpose of hosting Pydio 8. Pydio can co-exist with other web applications on a single VPS instance, but it requires special Apache VirtualHost configuration to share ports 80/443, which is outside the scope of this article.

sudo yum update -y

sudo yum install nano wget yum-utils -y

sudo yum install epel-release scl-utils centos-release-scl -y


sudo rpm -Uvh remi-release-7.rpm

sudo rpm -Uvh

sudo yum clean all

sudo yum update -y

sudo yum install pydio-core -y

source /opt/rh/rh-php56/enable

source /opt/rh/httpd24/enable

sudo nano /etc/opt/rh/rh-php71/php.ini

max_execution_time = 86400

post_max_size = 15G

upload_max_filesize = 15G

output_buffering = Off

sudo systemctl restart httpd24-httpd

sudo yum update -y

sudo yum install nano screen wget yum-utils -y


sudo rpm -ivh mysql80-community-release-el7-2.noarch.rpm

sudo yum-config-manager --disable mysql80-community

sudo yum-config-manager --enable mysql57-community

sudo yum install mysql-community-server -y

sudo systemctl enable mysqld

sudo systemctl start mysqld

‘grep’ for the initial mysql root password in the mysqld log.

sudo cat /var/log/mysqld.log | grep password

sudo mysql_secure_installation

mysql -uroot -p

mysql> CREATE USER ‘pydio’@’localhost’ IDENTIFIED BY ‘changeth!s’;

mysql> CREATE DATABASE pydio;

mysql> GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON pydio.* to ‘pydio’@’localhost’;


mysql> exit;

sudo setenforce 0

Edit from SELINUX=enforcing to SELINUX=disabled

sudo nano /etc/sysconfig/selinux

sudo yum install certbot -y

sudo certbot certonly --webroot -w /opt/rh/httpd24/root/var/www/html -d --email --agree-tos

sudo certbot renew --dry-run

sudo nano /etc/crontab

15 2 * * * root   certbot renew

sudo yum install httpd24-mod_ssl -y

sudo nano /opt/rh/httpd24/root/etc/httpd/conf.d/ssl.conf

Listen 443

<VirtualHost *:443>


SSLEngine on

SSLCertificateFile /etc/letsencrypt/live/

SSLCertificateKeyFile /etc/letsencrypt/live/

SSLCertificateChainFile /etc/letsencrypt/live/

# alias for backward compability of public links

Alias /pydio_public /usr/share/pydio

Alias /pydio /usr/share/pydio

<Directory /usr/share/pydio>

        Options FollowSymLinks

        AllowOverride Limit FileInfo

<IfVersion < 2.4>

    Allow from all


<IfVersion >= 2.4>

    Require all granted


      # rewrite for backward compability of public links

        RedirectMatch “^/pydio_public/(.*)” “/pydio/public/$1”



sudo /opt/rh/httpd24/root/etc/httpd/conf.d/https-redirect.conf

<VirtualHost *:80>


Redirect permanent /


sudo apachectl -t

sudo systemctl restart httpd24-httpd

Navigate to to launch the browser-based setup wizard.