What Is OwnCloud Used For?

ownCloud is a self-hosted open source file sync and share server.

Like “big boys” Dropbox, Google Drive, Box, and others, ownCloud lets you access your files, calendar, contacts, and other data.

You can synchronize everything (or part of it) between your devices and share files with others.

What can I do with ownCloud?

You can store your contacts and calendar as well as files on ownCloud and, through the many ownCloud apps, use it to store passwords, play music and movies and so on.

How secure is ownCloud?

For storing data encrypted on ownCloud, you need to have the ownCloud Encryption app enabled. To run safely on a non-trusted server, data would have to be encrypted by the client (your computer, phone or other devices) before being sent to the non-trusted ownCloud server and you would lose the web interface access.

How much does ownCloud cost?

Pricing. ownCloud Standard and Enterprise Subscriptions are sold as annual subscriptions with options that start at $3,600 USD for 50 users.

Who owns ownCloud?

ownCloud Inc., the company founded by Markus Rex, Holger Dyroff and Frank Karlitschek, has attracted funding from investors, including an injection of 6.3 million US$ in 2014.

How do I use my own cloud?

From here, setup is pretty simple:

  • Open up the ownCloud software on your computer, and select “configure.”
  • Add the URL of your ownCloud server, and your login credentials.
  • Now, you need to select the files and folders you want to sync. Click “Add folder” and select a folder on your computer.

What is personal cloud storage device?

Personal cloud storage (PCS) is a local network-attached storage (NAS) device that lets users store data, photos, music, videos and other files and is optimized for media streaming. Users retain control of their data stored locally on the device, but they can access it from anywhere on the internet.

Is Nextcloud better than ownCloud?

ownCloud vs Nextcloud is one of the most sought after comparison in File sharing world. Both platforms, Nextcloud and ownCloud have a powerful base for enterprise file sharing and support for add-on apps and customer service. Nextcloud, however, has been seeing more growth in past few years compared to ownCloud.

What is the difference between NAS and personal cloud?

Difference between personal cloud and NAS. The single bay My Cloud IS a network attached storage device that also has remote access capability (i.e., the personal cloud marketing language) and has an embedded media server (Twonky).

What is Nextcloud used for?

Nextcloud. Nextcloud is open-source software, first developed in 2016, that allows you to run a personal cloud storage service. It has features that are comparable to other services such as Dropbox.