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Self-Hosted ownCloud Alternatives

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

ownCloud alternatives are mainly Cloud Storage Services but 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 Jun 2, 2022
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Store your private pictures, documents, calendar and contacts on your ownCloud server at home, a rented VPS or use one of...

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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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    jancborchardt

    It’s a community-fork of ownCloud with all components being open source. :)

    Top positive comment  almost 6 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  over 5 years ago
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    Server doesn't run on Windows

    Top negative comment  about 5 years ago
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    Free and auto install setup

    Positive comment about 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.

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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.

    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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    brianlacy

    OwnCloud is groupware. Seafile is a file-sync storage solution. Just because they have overlapping functionality, does NOT make them interchangeable.

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    sharing is not that intuitive

    Negative comment about 6 years 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)

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  3. IPFS

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Self-Hosted

    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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  4. FileCloud

    • Windows
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    • Windows S
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    • Self-Hosted
    • Google Chrome
    • Microsoft Office Outlook
    • Gmail
    • Microsoft Office Suite
    • Firefox

    FileCloud is a hyper-secure content collaboration platform (CCP) that provides industry leading compliance, data governance, data leak protection, data retention and digital rights management capabilities.

    FileCloud vs ownCloud opinions
    Almost everyone thinks FileCloud is a great alternative to ownCloud.
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    marcmcPherson

    We tried owncloud but the time to implement was too long. We switched to FileCloud and had good support and were able to go live in 2 weeks.

    Top positive comment  over 3 years ago
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    omarsefian

    Excellent support, not too expensive and while not open source it really does help with what we needed. Very secure as you can host it on-premises.

    Top positive comment  over 3 years ago
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    FileCloud is the best on-premise solution with a focus on security and user-friendliness. The support is fast and reliable.

    Positive comment over 3 years ago
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    It's easy to use and allows a lot of control over your data!

    Positive comment over 3 years ago
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    nikhell

    It's an on premise cloud solution. Helps to leverage a company's infrastructure. Has all range of apps, is secure and at a very reasonable price. Customizations are available as per requirement. The support they provide is excellent.

    Positive comment over 3 years ago
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    Very good features and fantastic support...

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    Completely on-premise file sharing and syncing support, with loads of powerful features and responsive support.

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  5. Cozy

    • FreemiumOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
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    • Self-Hosted
    • CouchDB
    • Go (Programming Language)

    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 over 6 years ago
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  6. 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.

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  7. YunoHost

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • Self-Hosted
    • Debian

    YunoHost is a Debian GNU/Linux based distribution packaged with free software that automates the installation of a personal web server.

  8. Tonido

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Blackberry
    • Android Tablet
    • Windows Phone
    • iPad
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    • Google Chrome
    • Raspberry Pi
    • 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.

    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.

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  9. 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.

  10. A Dropbox-like file manager that connect to your existing storage: FTP, SFTP, WebDAV, Git, S3, Minio, Dropbox, Google Drive.

    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 over 1 year ago
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