Ask Your Question

Revision history [back]

click to hide/show revision 1
initial version

Running LibreOffice Online on my server

Greetings,

First time append.

I've used LibreOffice for awhile on my desktop for personal doc use and love it.

I would like to integrate Libre Office Online to one of the websites that I own/maintain so my clients can directly, in a browser, create/update/delete documents that I maintain for them on the server (without the hassle of upload/download).

I started looking at OnlyOffice to accomplish this as well, but have decided to go with Libre Office Online

My hosted server runs Centos 7 and I have full access to everything.

I have a few questions (mostly related to installing/running LibreOffice Online in docker) that I was hoping someone could help me clarify before starting down this path ...

Since both LibreOffice Online and OnlyOffice offer a Docker install (and claim it's the easiest way to get up and running) it's probably time I started learning Docker .....

1) I had planned to start here - https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-install-and-use-docker-on-centos-7 to get Docker installed and then get a container for LibraOffice installed. ... or can anyone suggest a better place to start ?

2) This seems like a lot of overkill to be able to edit office docs on a server ... I say that just because I don't yet understand the resource/performance/maintenance hits involved with running things in Docker.

3) Still not sure if I can access/open/save a document that's on my server that are outside of the docker container (?)

To clarify ... I would only want to use the docker container to supply the document editor functionality of my web app. My app would continue to run as a normal web app as it does today (not in docker).

I already have some "document management" functionality running as part of my app using Cute File Browser similar to this demo - https://demo.tutorialzine.com/2014/09/cute-file-browser-jquery-ajax-php/#files Was hoping I could "hook in" LibreOffice Online when clicking to open a file.

Any help/advice/suggestions in getting started with this adventure is most appreciated.

Thanks !! Steve