How to Install ONLYOFFICE on Ubuntu

In this article, we will talk about how to install ONLYOFFICE on Ubuntu.

ONLYOFFICE is an office and productivity suite to organize the teamwork online. ONLYOFFICE is open source, its source code is published on GitHub and it is distributed under the terms of the GNU AGPL v.3. The cloud version is also available.

ONLYOFFICE is a great tool for teams, small and medium-sized business and for those who want to organize an efficient remote collaboration.


ONLYOFFICE is one of the most feature-rich office suite allowing to organize every step of the work without switching between multiple applications. The main features are listed below:

Web-based Document Editors
  • Opening, creating and editing text documents, spreadsheets, and presentations
  • Support for all popular formats, MS Office and OpenDocument, among others
  • Real-time document co-editing: Fast (like Google Docs) or Strict (when the changes appear after clicking the Save button only)
  • Commenting, integrated chat, reviewing, tracking changes
  • Mail merge
Document Management
  • File/folder management
  • Document sharing in read-only, review or edit modes
  • Document embedding into websites
  • Connecting third-party cloud storage services like Google, Box, DropBox, OneDrive, ownCloud, SharePoint, OneDrive for Business, and others that support the WebDAV protocol
  • Project team creation and management
  • Access rights management for team members
  • Creating project hierarchy with milestones, tasks, and subtasks, setting deadlines and priorities
  • Automatic and manual time tracking
  • Discussions, document storage
  • Generating automatic or manual reports
  • Gantt Chart
  • Mail aggregator
  • Mail server
  • Address book
  • Email management with tags
  • Signature
  • Auto reply
  • Adding contacts to CRM, connecting conversation to CRM contacts
  • Saving attachments to any folder in Documents
  • Personal and corporate timetable creation
  • Different event types: single (with start and end times), all-day (last one or several days), or recurring events
  • Event invitations
  • Calendar sharing
  • Import/export calendars
  • Synchronizing with third party calendars


  • Different ways to create a customer database: manually, importing contacts from a .csv file or email messages, web-to-lead form integrated into your website
  • Tracking potential sales, assigning tasks to managers, creating projects
  • Sending mass emails
  • Invoicing
  • Access rights management
  • CRM customization
  • Wiki to create a common knowledge base
  • Corporate blog, forums
  • Announcements, polls, and bookmarks
  • Chat, with chat rooms, and mailing list
Installing ONLYOFFICE On Ubuntu

Running ONLYOFFICE is a rather resourceful operation. Before go ahead, we need to make sure that our machine meets the necessary system requirements:

  • CPU: dual-core 2 GHz or better
  • RAM: 6 GB or more
  • HDD: at least 40 GB of free space
  • At least 8 GB of swap
  • OS: amd64 Linux distributive with kernel version 3.10 or later
  • Docker: version 1.10 or later

Then run the following commands to install ONLYOFFICE:

bash -md ""

Note: is your own domain used for Mail Server. If you do not have a domain, you can install ONLYOFFICE without mail server running the following command:

bash -ims false

Once the installation is finished, open your browser and enter the local network computer IP address to run ONLYOFFICE.

Tatiana Kochedykova works as a technical writer and translator specializing in productivity software. She also writes for and Xmodulo. Otherwise, she likes to spend her time with her husband and her small son.