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31 Ratings
31 Ratings
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Score 8.6 out of 101

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
8.1
Versioning
ownCloud
8.4
Video files
ownCloud
7.6
Audio files
ownCloud
7.8
Document collaboration
ownCloud
7.3
Access control
ownCloud
9.3
File search
ownCloud
7.3
Device sync
ownCloud
9.1

Cloud Storage Security & Administration

ownCloud
8.1
User and role management
ownCloud
8.3
File organization
ownCloud
8.6
Device management
ownCloud
7.5

Cloud Storage Platform

ownCloud
7.7
Performance
ownCloud
7.1
Reliability
ownCloud
8.0
Storage Reports
ownCloud
8.1

Pros

ownCloud

  • Open plaform, one can federate with others' OwnCloud and share files.
  • Easy to upload and download documents.
  • Scalable and lightweight solution for cloud storing.
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Cons

ownCloud

  • The iOS app is sometimes slow or hangs
  • The sync conflicts are displayed in detail in the client application, but you have to resolve manually
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Usability

ownCloud

ownCloud 9.0
Based on 4 answers
OwnCloud is easy for me to use, and I believe it would be for others too. The barrier for most people will be the set up. For a technology professional like myself, ownCloud's setup is pretty straightforward, but it's not the sort of thing most casual users will be able to handle. Also, it's on the user to maintain the service. These can be taken care of by paying someone to do it for you.
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Performance

ownCloud

ownCloud 10.0
Based on 2 answers
Compared with other cloud services, ownCloud has been the most efficient. It doesn't create a noticeable drain on resources and very quickly syncs across all my devices. I'm usually able to save a file on my laptop and by the time I walk over and sit down at my desktop machine, it's already there. I don't need to wait as often as I have with services like OneDrive.
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Support

ownCloud

ownCloud 7.8
Based on 3 answers
The documentation available is good and eases the task of learning how to use the service. For setting up a server and configure everything, the available information is also suitable for Linux developers. I have never request the official support from ownCloud team, so I cannot rate that kind of assistance.
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Alternatives Considered

ownCloud

The paid cloud services are expensive if you need a lot of data. You're giving your personal and business information to a data-hungry organization. Local NAS solutions are too slow. We run ownCloud on an older business PC and the performance is outstanding, even for remote access, due to local syncing.
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Return on Investment

ownCloud

  • Since I don't use corporate space for my own data, I spare very expensive gigs of data!
  • Because it's open source and self hosted, I can have an enterprise grade cloud for free.
  • Slow Internet means slow performance. If you host your OwnCloud on a slow connectivity, you will have a lot of issues, and it can cost way more than a hosted version.
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Pricing Details

ownCloud

General

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

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