ownClowd is an open source Linux application. It can be installed on a virtual or on a dedicated server, or in the cloud. The application is simple and clear and can be used by non-technical users. Due to the fact that the basic package is free, this solution is very popular and lists millions of installations worldwide. However, ownCloud installation and configuration require system administration knowledge.
We decided to make ownCloud solution available in just one click. To do this, we have prepared a ready-made image that can be selected from the collection of VPS-based solutions, can be applied in PublicCloud or installed on a dedicated server.
You get a fully configured and ready-to-go application without wasting time and resources on technical issues.
You can also significantly extend the ownCloud server capabilities, by connecting it to our Cloud Storage. This will provide additional disk space for long-term file storage.
To log into ownCloud you just have to copy the link from the activation letter to your browser and then you need to enter your username and password.
Click on «admin» menu and select the Settings item in the list that opens.
In the main settings you can add / change:
- avatar (1),
- login (2),
- email (3),
- select the language (5),
- set up email notifications for changes on your ownCloud server (6),
- carry out other settings.
In «admin» menu select Users.
In the opened tab you can:
- create user groups, for example, Accounting, Sales, Technical Service, etc (1),
- create users (2),
- add them to groups (3),
- assign group administrators (4),
- assign quotas for users to use disk space (5).
If we return to the main page, we can find the root folder contents here.
By default, root folder contains the Documents folder, the Photos folder, and the detailed user manual. To view the contents of a folder you have to click on it.
In the menu on the left you can see your favorite files, files that have been shared with you, files that you have shared with other users, a list of tags, and also enter external network repositories (if they are connected).
Another ownCloud convenient option is the cloud synchronization with external devices.
Go to main settings via the admin button and scroll down to the item "Get applications to synchronize your files".
On your computer hard drive there will be created an ownCloud folder. It will contain files that you have access to on your ownCloud server.
In the file menu, that opens when you right-click on a file or folder, it will appear the ownCloud submenu. You will be able to create a shared link, to open the desired object in a browser or to view the file previous versions from it.
OwnCloud solution was built according to constructor principle.
So, you can supplement it with the options you need. Thus, from Marketplace you can downloaded many plugins, from multimedia applications up to solutions that increase the ownCloud security and productivity.
You can enter the Marketplace directly from ownCloud: go to applications menu (1) and then to Marketplace (2).
Here you can select and download the plugin you need.
In this article we have shown you the ownCloud basic features. Full details on how to manage and use it can be found in the ownCloud Manual PDF document which is included in the ownCloud root folder.
Apart from the basic feature set the pre-installed ownCloud image was added a calendar and a photo gallery. There were also installed basic protocols for connecting to external repositories.
You can find the instructions for connecting to external repositories in our Knowledge Base.