Setup Owncloud Server: Keep your files safe

Estimated Time Required: 1 Hour

ownCloud Server

ownCloud is an open-source file syncing, share, and permissions server, and lets you access your files, calendar, contacts, and other data from a self or cloud-hosted server. You can synchronize all your files or even specific files and folders between your computers, laptops, and mobile devices.

Sharing is simple

Sharing files and folders with other users can be done in a few clicks. You can share links via email, direct links, and more.

Owncloud is Free

You have the power of managing your data completely free and where you choose to host it.

External Storage

Using the external storage feature, allows you to attach your existing data storage into your ownCloud, letting you access files stored on WebDAV, FTP, Dropbox, and even Google Drive through one function.

Lock it behind a Firewall

For even stricter security measures, you can configure your Owncloud server to only work on your premises by locking it down on the Linux Firewall. You will learn how to start with Linux in our getting started with Linux blog.

The following are the list of features

  • File storage in conventional directory structures
  • Cryptography
  • Synchronization of data with the desktop, web client or mobile app.
  • Calendar (also as CalDAV)
  • Task Scheduler
  • Address book (also as CardDAV)
  • Music streaming (through Apache)
  • User and group administration (via OpenID or LDAP)
  • Sharing of content across groups or public URLs
  • Online text editor with syntax highlighting and code folding
  • Bookmarking
  • URL shortening Suite
  • Photo gallery
  • PDF viewer (using pdf.js)
  • Viewer for ODF Files (.odt, .odp, .ods)

Ok now that you understand what Owncloud is, let's get started.