Free Self-Hosted ownCloud Alternatives

    There are many alternatives to ownCloud as a self-hosted solution if you are looking for a replacement. The best free Self-Hosted alternative is Nextcloud, which is also Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to ownCloud and many of them are free and available as a self-hosted solution so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free Self-Hosted alternatives to ownCloud are Seafile (Freemium, Open Source), IPFS (Free, Open Source), Cozy (Freemium, Open Source) and Pydio (Freemium, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Dec 1, 2021

    1. You should have full control over your data. We help you achieve that: a safe home for all your data. Secure, under your control and developed in an open, transparent and trustworthy way. We are Nextcloud.
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      Nextcloud vs ownCloud opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Nextcloud is a great alternative to ownCloud.
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      jancborchardt It’s a community-fork of ownCloud with all components being open source. :)
      Top positive comment  over 5 years ago

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      It Is quite similar to ownCloud, but it includes the ownCloud Enterprise Features like Collabora Online, Calender, Contacts etc... also in the free community version. The focus of Nextcloud is to be secure (2 factor auth). PS: Theres a better AppStore in Nextcloud and apps are more supported and get more updates.
      Top positive comment  almost 5 years ago

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      Server doesn't run on Windows
      Top negative comment  over 4 years ago

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      Free and auto install setup
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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      It is much easier to install and much more extensible, while still offering almost all features of the ownCloud.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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      Self hosted, open source.
      Positive comment almost 3 years ago

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      violoncello fully open source fork with more features
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

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    2. Seafile is a professional open source cloud storage platform for organizations. It has complete file syncing and sharing features, reliable file storage and advanced privacy protection feature.
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      Seafile vs ownCloud opinions
      Most users think Seafile is a great alternative to ownCloud.
      brianlacy OwnCloud is groupware. Seafile is a file-sync storage solution. Just because they have overlapping functionality, does NOT make them interchangeable.
      Negative comment about 1 year ago

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      OwnCloud is groupware. Seafile is a file-sync storage solution. Just because they have overlapping functionality, does NOT make them interchangeable.
      Negative comment about 1 year ago

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      It is similar to ownCloud in that it's self-hosted. Does not have apps such as Calendar, and is not compatible with the Federated Cloud sharing (ownCloud+Nextcloud+Pydio)
      Positive comment about 3 years ago

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      sharing is not that intuitive
      Negative comment over 5 years ago

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    3. IPFS is a global, versioned, peer-to-peer filesystem. It combines good ideas from Git, BitTorrent, Kademlia, SFS, and the web. It is like a single bittorrent swarm, exchanging git objects. IPFS provides an interface as simple as the HTTP web, but with permanence built in.
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      IPFS vs ownCloud opinions
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      OwnCloud is groupware. IPFS is a file-sync storage solution. Just because they have overlapping functionality, does NOT make them interchangeable.
      Negative comment about 1 year ago

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    4. Choose simplicity, get Cozy. We all have a life and a digital life. Cozy gathers them. In your Cozy, you have all your personal data: pictures, health, bank, holidays, accessible only by you. Welcome to your new digital home.
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      Cozy vs ownCloud opinions
      Most users think Cozy is a great alternative to ownCloud.
      brianlacy Although tailored for families, it offers many of the same features as a typical groupware solution like OwnCloud -- calendaring, group messaging, sharing of files & content, etc.
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

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      with cozy you can sync more than just files. like contacts and calendars which is more important to me than file sharing.
      Positive comment over 5 years ago

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    5. Pydio is the mature alternative to Dropbox and Box.com, to build your own box, on your own servers.
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      Pydio vs ownCloud opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Pydio is a great alternative to ownCloud.
      OwnCloud is groupware. Pydio is a file-sync storage solution. Just because they have overlapping functionality, does NOT make them interchangeable.
      Negative comment about 1 year ago

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    6. YunoHost is a Debian GNU/Linux based distribution packaged with free software that automates the installation of a personal web server.
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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Blackberry
      • Windows S
      • Android Tablet
      • Windows Phone
      • iPad
      • Self-Hosted
      • Google Chrome
      • Firefox
      Private File Sharing, Sync and Mobile Access for Home and Business. Access, Sync and Share ALL docs, photos, music and videos from anywhere. No Storage Limits. No Security Worries. No Uploading. Limited values and users without PRO subscription.
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      Tonido vs ownCloud opinions
      Most users think Tonido is a great alternative to ownCloud.
      Like Resilio is very easy to use but dont offer so many functions. For a Google Drive alternative is very nice.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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    7. SparkleShare is a Free Open Source syncing tool. Its light, secure and easy to use. SparkleShare allows you to setup your own servers so you always keep control on your data.
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      SparkleShare vs ownCloud opinions
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      OwnCloud is groupware. SparkleShare is a file-sync storage solution. Just because they have overlapping functionality, does NOT make them interchangeable.
      Negative comment about 1 year ago

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Self-Hosted
      • NGINX
      • Apache HTTP Server
      • PHP
      • Cloudron
      • lighttpd
      Jirafeau is a web site permitting to upload a file in a simple way and give an unique link to it. A demonstration of the latest version is available on jirafeau.
    8. A Dropbox-like file manager that connect to your existing storage: FTP, SFTP, WebDAV, Git, S3, Minio, Dropbox, Google Drive.
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      Filestash vs ownCloud opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      OwnCloud is groupware. Filestash is a file manager for cloud storage. Just because they have vaguely overlapping functionality, does NOT make them interchangeable.
      Negative comment about 1 year ago

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