Nextcloud vs ownCloud – The Whole Story

Battle of the Clouds Interested in finding the private cloud package that’s right for you? So are we! 🙂 In the open source private cloud marketplace, there are several options, such as ownCloud, Nextcloud, Seafile, Syncthing and Pydio as well as smaller players such as SparkleShare. To see what’s happening in this market, let’s take a brief look at this Google Trends graph of interest in the top four packages over the past 5 years: Shows fairly clearly that ownCloud and Nextcloud dwarf the competition, and it also seems pretty clear that since its inception, interest in Nextcloud has been growing fast and actually more Google searches than ownCloud. Which… Read More

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How to Install Nextcloud

Nextcloud has two separate components which may need to be installed. They are the server and the client: Nextcloud Server The Nextcloud server is all that you actually need to run Nextcloud. The term “server” here means the web software that powers your Nextcloud website, the place where you can login via a web browser: and view/add/edit/share etc. your files and other data on your cloud: For details how to install the Nextcloud server, see our post. Nextcloud Client The Nextcloud client is a program that runs on your computer or phone and, once configured, mostly just runs by itself “in the background” and synchronizes the files on your PC… Read More

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How to Install Nextcloud Client

To start, visit https://nextcloud.com/install and click “Desktop Clients” Click on the Windows or Mac version. Launch (or “open”) the downloaded file. The install process is then the same as any other program: Just click “Next” repeatedly until it’s done. When you now launch the program, the first step is to connect it to your cloud. It will ask you for the “Server Address” which means the URL of your cloud. Enter that and click “Next” and then enter your Username and Password. If you get those right, then the wizard will ask you if you want to sync everything or only certain files, and it will allow you to specify… Read More

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