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    Open Source Self-Hosted ownCloud Alternatives

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

    ownCloud is mainly a Cloud Storage Service but alternatives to it may also be File Sync Tools or Online Backup Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of ownCloud.
    This page was last updated Apr 29, 2022
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    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.
      Nextcloud vs ownCloud opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Nextcloud is a great alternative to ownCloud.
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      a fork of the same project with more active development
      Top positive comment  almost 5 years ago

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      Nextcloud is a fork of ownCloud that receives a lot more support than the original.
      Top positive comment  about 4 years ago

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      Server doesn't run on Windows
      Top negative comment  almost 5 years ago

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      Free and auto install setup
      Positive comment almost 2 years 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 about 2 years ago

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

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      violoncello fully open source fork with more features
      Positive comment about 4 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.
      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 over 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 over 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 over 3 years ago

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      sharing is not that intuitive
      Negative comment almost 6 years ago

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    3. IPFS is a global, versioned, peer-to-peer filesystem. It combines 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.
      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 over 1 year ago

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      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.
      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 over 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 about 6 years ago

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    4. Pydio is the mature alternative to Dropbox and Box.com, to build your own box, on your own servers.
      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 over 1 year ago

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    5. YunoHost is a Debian GNU/Linux based distribution packaged with free software that automates the installation of a personal web server.
    6. OpenMediaVault is the next generation network attached storage (NAS) solution based on Debian Linux. It contains services like SSH, (S)FTP, SMB/CIFS, DAAP media server, RSync, BitTorrent client and many more. It can be enhanced via plugins.
    7. A Dropbox-like file manager that connect to your existing storage: FTP, SFTP, WebDAV, Git, S3, Minio, Dropbox, Google Drive.
      Filestash vs ownCloud opinions
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      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 over 1 year ago

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    8. 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.
      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 over 1 year ago

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    9. It stores files, encrypts them in the browser and allows you to download them.
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