Nextcloud is a suite of client-server software for creating and using file hosting services. It is functionally similar to Dropbox, although Nextcloud is free and open-source, allowing anyone to install and operate it on a private server.
In contrast to proprietary services like Dropbox, the open architecture allows adding functionality to the server in the form of applications and enables users to have full control of their data.
Nextcloud files are stored in conventional directory structures, and can be accessed via WebDAV if necessary. User files are encrypted during transit and can be encrypted at rest. Nextcloud can synchronise with local clients on Windows, Linux, MacOS, etc. Nextcloud users can manage calendars, contacts, scheduled tasks and streaming media from within the platform.
From the administration perspective, Nextcloud permits user and group administration. Content can be shared by defining granular read/write permissions between users and/or groups. Alternatively, Nextcloud users can create public URLs when sharing files. Logging of file-related actions, as well as disallowing access based on file access rules is also available.
Furthermore, users can interact with the browser-based text editor, bookmarking service, URL shortening suite, gallery, RSS feed reader and document viewer tools from within Nextcloud. For additional extensibility, Nextcloud can be augmented with “one-click” applications and connection to Dropbox, Google Drive and Amazon S3.
We can provide Nextcloud hosting on a shared hosting server, in a private VPS, or indeed on a dedicated server, and we can handle maintenance and offsite backup too. Please get in touch for pricing.