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ownCloud

26 Ratings

ownCloud

26 Ratings
Score 8.5 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

ownCloud

Perfect for a smaller company having no solid document server. Without any major costs you can go from 3 to 30 to 60 users with the same hardware or VPS and if self-managed, no payment per user per month. Less appropriate when users absolutely require collaborative editing of documents. Pick Office365 or G Suite (Google Documents for work) instead.
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Feature Rating Comparison

File Sharing & Management

ownCloud
8.6
Versioning
ownCloud
9.2
Video files
ownCloud
7.0
Audio files
ownCloud
7.0
Document collaboration
ownCloud
8.6
Access control
ownCloud
9.2
File search
ownCloud
9.5
Device sync
ownCloud
9.7

Cloud Storage Security & Administration

ownCloud
8.5
User and role management
ownCloud
9.2
File organization
ownCloud
9.2
Device management
ownCloud
7.0

Cloud Storage Platform

ownCloud
8.2
Performance
ownCloud
7.7
Reliability
ownCloud
8.9
Storage Reports
ownCloud
7.9

Pros

  • Many plugins, for video, audio, documents, integrations, etc.
  • Very secure, including end-user file encryption.
  • Open, I can federate with my friends' OwnCloud and share/backup documents.
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Cons

  • It would be VERY helpful if there were a way to share videos without the other person having to download them.
  • It would be nice if a person can view docs without having to download them.
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Support

ownCloud6.4
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Regarding the community edition, there is a reasonably good support on the IRC, forums and in the issue section on Github. Perhaps a much more individual approach would be available if the premium support was chosen and the instance of the server was provided by the Owncloud company that also offers some premium extensions, not available generally. However, we did not need this level of support yet.
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Alternatives Considered

ownCloud is one of the only self-hosted solutions worth it. It is open source and free, meaning that anyone with a Linux VM or an old laptop can host its own feature-rich cloud server. Many all-in-one firewalls will mix OwnCloud and CrashPlan, joining document management and backup. I backup my ownCloud using CrashPlan to my dad's computer so I can restore files in case of a crash.
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Return on Investment

  • Improve productivity
  • Improve security
  • Improve compliance
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Pricing Details

ownCloud

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details