What is ownCloud?
“ownCloud gives you universal access to your files through a web interface or WebDAV. It also provides a platform to easily view & sync your contacts, calendars and bookmarks across all your devices and enables basic editing right on the web. Installation has minimal server requirements, doesn’t need special permissions and is quick. ownCloud is extendable via a simple but powerful API for applications and plugins.”
Simply put, is a free and open-source web application for data synchronization, file sharing, and cloud storage.
To setup ownCloud on your Arvixe website, you may either install it manually, install it through softaculous, or have it autoloaded when you sign up! Now, once you have ownCloud setup, the login page will look like this:
The first thing we will cover is your personal settings. To reach these, open the drop down menu in the upper right hand corner, and click on Personal
On this page, you can see how many gigabytes you have used/have remaining, change your password and your display name, enter an email address for password recovery, select the language, and export/import user accounts
To configure ownCloud, open the drop down menu in the upper right hand corner, and click on Admin
On this page, you can set a ZIP-download limit, export your ownCloud settings, setup a Cron, edit your sharing options, and enforce HTTPS security.
Adding files to ownCloud is a breeze! From the Files tab, simply click on the Up Arrow
Open the file you want uploaded, and it will be added to ownCloud! It’s that easy!
Adding users will allow others access to your ownCloud service. You can even group users together so that they may share with each other!
To add users, open the drop down menu in the upper right hand corner, and click on Users
Simply create a username and password for the user. Select/create a group for them, and select their storage limit. Click Create, and they are all set!
There are several apps for ownCloud that can help you customize your experience! To use apps, open the drop down menu in the upper right hand corner, and click on Apps
From here, you can click on any app to enable or disable it!
You can even add your own apps!
ownCloud Desktop, Android, and iPhone App
To make using ownCloud easier, you can install apps to run on your desktop or your smartphone, so you always have access to your files!
To do this, simply open the drop down menu in the upper right hand corner, and click on Personal again
From here, just select whether you want the Desktop, Android, or iPhone app!
You will now have access to your files from anywhere!