Help with instalation

Hi.
I have experience with the old version of Pydio Core, which I really liked, but for some problems I want to switch to the new Pydio Cells. I had it on the server, on paid webhosting. Installation was simple, I uploaded files via ftp to the server, and via a browser I ran e.g. the install.php file or another where the installation started, where I followed the steps.
But I can’t start with this new version and that’s why I’m asking for advice. I don’t know for which system (linux or windows) I should download pydio.
I’ve always worked with Windows, but the server on the webhosting has a linux system. When I download Pydio Cells for Linux, it downloads the “pydio” file without the extension and I don’t know what to do with it. If I download for Windows, it will download the “pydio.exe” file and I also don’t know what to do with it. I tried to upload it to the server but I can’t run the exe file there.

Please advise how to proceed. Well thank you.

Hello @peter_r and welcome to the forum.

As already mentioned in various others posts in the forum, Pydio Cells is not installed (at all) like the old Pydio 8 PHP server.

You must have privileged access (that is root or sudo privileges) to install the application on the server.

If you have already have a db, the install is then quite straight forward:

  • dowload the binary
  • make it executable
  • give permissions to bind to reserved 443 and 80 ports
  • launch the installer

In Linux, it goes like this:

# as pydio user
wget https://download.pydio.com/latest/cells/release/{latest}/linux-amd64/cells
chown u+x cells
sudo setcap 'cap_net_bind_service=+ep' cells
./cells install

For a quick test. For a production ready installation, everything is detailed in our documentation: