ownCloud is a cloud hosting solution which can be deployed at home and using it locally or access it from anywhere. It functions similar to Dropbox/Google Drive and so on but with more functionality. It is open-source, free to use that means anyone can create a private server at home/office or for business. ownCloud also support online services like Google Drive, with online document editing, calendar and contact synchronization, and more.
Now you don't have to pay anyone in order to host your data because you store your data in your own server and access it using ownCloud from any device inside network and from anywhere in the world (you have to configure it). Its openness eschews enforced quotas on storage space or the number of connected clients, instead having hard limits (like on storage space or number of users) defined only by the physical capabilities of the server.

The ownCloud server is written in the PHP and JavaScript scripting languages. For remote access, it employs SabreDAV, an open-source WebDAV server. ownCloud is designed to work with several database management systems, including SQLite, MariaDB, MySQL, Oracle Database, MSSQL and PostgreSQL.
In order to synchronize files with their ownCloud server, desktop (For Linux, Windows, and Mac OS X) and mobile (Android and iOS) clients are available. Files and other data (such as calendars, contacts or bookmarks) can also be accessed using a web browser without any additional software. Any updates to files are pushed between all computers or mobile devices connected to a user's account. Access, Sync and Share your data, under your control. ownCloud provides access to your data through a web interface or WebDAV while providing a platform to view, sync and share across devices easily-all under your control. ownCloud's open architecture is extensible via a simple but powerful API for applications and plugins and works with any storage.

Using ownCloud mobile Apps you can browse all of your ownCloud synced files, create and edit new files, share these files and folders with co-workers, and keep the contents of those folders in sync across all of your devices. Simply copy a file into a directory on your server and ownCloud does the rest. Whether using a mobile device, a desktop, or the web client, ownCloud provides the ability to put the right files in the right hands at the right time on any device in one simple-to-use, secure, private and controlled solution.

  • Smooth performance and easy user interface.
  • File storage in conventional directory structures or via WebDAV.
  • Encryption of user files.
  • Synchronization of clients running Linux, Windows, or Mac OS X.
  • Calendar (also as CalDAV)
  • Task scheduler.
  • Address book (also as CardDAV)
  • Music streaming (through Ampache)
  • 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 and video viewer.
  • Viewer for ODF Files (.odt, .odp, .ods)
  • Mozilla Sync hosting - If you are a Mozilla Firefox user, all history, form data, bookmarks etc. can be stored in your ownCloud server.
  • Connecting external storages (If you have accounts on Dropbox, GoogleDrive, or Amazon S3, you can mount those storages into your ownCloud installation)
  • Customizable with one-click-install apps.
  • File editing and preview support for PDF, images, text files, Open Document, Word files and more.
  • Integration of anti-virus scanning functionality with the anti-virus app.
  • LDAP / Active directory integration
  • Example files for new users. Preload a new user's Files area with, for example, a tutorial file, which appears when they first log in.
  • Powerful integrated logging
  • Fine-grained control over access to data and sharing capabilities by user and by group.
  • Advanced quota management with configurable accounting of external storage.
  • Sharing REST API. Control sharing from mobile apps and desktop clients
  • Easy development of 3rd party apps with the share REST API. Quick access to core functions for app development with the powerful ownCloud App API and webhooks following the publication / subscription model.


owncloud ubuntu

Available for Ubuntu 17.10 Artful/17.04 Zesty/other Ubuntu derivatives
To Install ownCloud in Ubuntu/Linux Mint open Terminal (Press Ctrl+Alt+T) and copy the following commands in the Terminal:

Add Repository in Ubuntu 17.04 Zesty/17.10 Artful:

Add Repository in Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial/Linux Mint 18.x:

Add Repository in Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty/Linux Mint 17.x:

Now Run following commands to install owncloud:

To configure and manage ownCloud checkout the documentation.

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