Nextcloud vs ownCloud – The Whole Story

Battle of the Clouds Interested in finding the private cloud package that’s right for you? Yes, 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 3 years: Shows pretty clearly that ownCloud and Nextcloud dwarf the competition, and it also seems fairly clear that since its inception, interest in Nextcloud has been growing fast and now has as many Google searches… Read More

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Nextcloud in a Subdomain

We are often asked if Nextcloud can be installed in a subdomain and the answer is yes. There are two ways to do this, technically speaking. Let’s say your domain is puppies.com and you have hosting for that and you’re not ready to change that, but you want a Nextcloud instance and you want it on a subdomain called cloud.puppies.com. To get that, all you need to do is purchase hosting from us and in the “Domain Name” box put “cloud.puppies.com.” We will then setup your account for you using that subdomain and install Nextcloud for you. Then we will help you create an “A record” in your DNS settings… Read More

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How to Install Nextcloud

Nextcloud actually 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 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 to… 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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How to Install Nextcloud Server

If you host with CiviHosting, the easiest way to install Nextcloud server is just to ask us — we will do it for you. 🙂 But if you don’t host with us, or you just prefer to do it yourself, there are two steps: Get the files onto your account Install Nextcloud Get the files onto your account There are two methods to get the Nextcloud files onto your account: Via the Web Installer Manually You can use whichever method you prefer — the end result is the same. Load Files Via the Web Installer To get the Web Installer, right click on this link: setup-nextcloud.php and save that file;… Read More

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What is a Private Cloud

Today we are going to clarify what a “Private Cloud” is in very simple terms that anyone can understand. Overview A Private Cloud, in one sentence, is a website where you can store and share files and other information (like a calendar and contact lists) with everyone you need to. A bit more in depth, a Private Cloud is a website which is password-protected so only you and your staff and students etc, have access to it. Inside of this website you can access files and other information that people shared on the cloud. Someone who is logged in would see something like this: This sample shows a list of… Read More

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