OwnCloud : PHP 5.3.4 is required. Please ask your server administrator to update PHP to version 5.3.4 or higher. PHP 5.2 is no longer supported by ownCloud and the PHP community.

If you are on bluehost, follow the steps below

1. Access the File Manager.

2. Make sure you check the Show Hidden Files option.

3. Select .htaccess and edit it.

4. Your original content of the .htaccess file

# Use PHP5 Single php.ini as default
AddHandler application/x-httpd-php5s .php

Change it to the following

# Use PHP5 Single php.ini as default
AddHandler application/x-httpd-php54s .php

5. Save it.

OwnCloud… Your personal private Cloud. With Bluehost Setup Guide

If you are not sure what OwnCloud is head over to the following url:


Setting it up with Bluehost:

*Bluehost is a hosting provider, just happen to be the one i am using.

Easiest way, create a subdomain and upload the setup-owncloud.php file and you can take it from there.

1. Creating a subdomain

– Login to Bluehost
– Access the following url https://my.bluehost.com/cgi/dm/subdomain
– Create a subdomain. From my case, I input owncloud.mydomain.com

Make sure you have php 5.3 and above. Follow this link to turn it on

2. Uploading of the setup-owncloud.php

– Download the setup-owncloud.php from http://owncloud.org/install/ select the Web Installer
– Switch to your Bluehost Cpanel -> File manager
– Look under the WWW folder, you should have a folder created ask owncloud (or whatever name you gave previously for your subdomain)
– Now upload the setup-owncloud.php to this folder.

If you get the error after you make sure php 5.3 is turn on. Follow this link to dismiss the message

3. Installing OwnCloud

– Access the following url : http://owncloud.mydomain.com/setup-owncloud.php
*Note: replace the following url with your own values.

And we are good to go!

Happy Easter!