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Nextcloud is a suite of client-server software for creating and using file hosting services. Nextcloud is free and open-source, allowing anyone to install and operate it on a private server.


In contrast to proprietary services like Dropbox, the open architecture allows adding functionality to the server in the form of applications and enables users to have full control of their data.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the system requirements for deploying Nextcloud?

For best performance, stability and functionality, here are the recommendations for running a Nextcloud server:

Operating System (64-bit):
Ubuntu 22.04 LTS (recommended)
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9 (recommended)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8
Debian 12 (Bookworm)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15
openSUSE Leap 15.5
CentOS Stream

Apache 2.4 with mod_php or php-fpm (recommended)
nginx with php-fpm

For detailed information, refer to the Nextcloud system requirements

What are the common use cases for Nextcloud?

Nextcloud is a versatile, open-source platform related to file sharing, collaboration, and communication. Here are common use cases for Nextcloud:

File hosting and sharing, collaborative document editing, file synchronization, data backup and recovery, personal cloud storage, team collaboration, communication and messaging, file versioning and history, external storage integration, enterprise file sharing and management, secure file access and permissions, integration with third-party apps, education and E-learning.

What are popular alternatives to Nextcloud?

Several popular alternatives to Nextcloud exist, each offering different features and approaches to file sharing, collaboration, and cloud storage. Here are some notable alternatives:
Google Drive
Microsoft OneDrive

How does Nextcloud differ from other team communication platforms?

Nextcloud, while offering some communication features, stands apart from traditional team communication platforms (TCPs) in several key ways:

Nextcloud offers features like file sharing, document collaboration, task management, calendars, and basic chat/video calling functionalities.

Nextcloud is self-hosted or cloud-hosted by trusted providers, giving users control and privacy.

Nextcloud is highly customizable with open-source plugins and app integrations, tailoring the platform to specific needs.

Nextcloud has an active open-source community providing support, development, and plugins.

Choose Nextcloud if:
You prioritize data privacy and control with self-hosting options.
You primarily need file sharing and collaboration with basic communication features.
You require customization and integration with specific tools.
You value an open-source and community-driven platform.

What database does Nextcloud use?

Nextcloud supports various databases, and users have the flexibility to choose the database that best fits their deployment and performance requirements from the following options:

MySQL 8.0+ or MariaDB 10.3/10.4/10.5/10.6 (recommended)
Oracle Database 11g (only as part of an enterprise subscription)
PostgreSQL 10/11/12/13/14/15
SQLite (only recommended for testing and minimal-instances)

Why should I choose Kamatera for Nextcloud hosting?

Here’s why Kamatera stands out as the most compelling option for Nextcloud hosting:

Cutting-edge hardware: Kamatera leverages Intel Xeon Platinum processors and NVMe SSD storage, guaranteeing exceptional performance for your solution.

Global network reach: With 21 data centers strategically located across four continents, Kamatera provides low-latency access to your server, regardless of your users’ geographical locations. This minimizes lag and ensures consistent performance for geographically distributed teams.

Elastic infrastructure: Kamatera’s infrastructure seamlessly scales to accommodate your growing needs. You can easily add or remove resources on-demand, without downtime or performance bottlenecks. 

Industry-leading security measures: Kamatera prioritizes security by implementing data encryption, access control mechanisms, vulnerability scanning, and compliance with industry standards like PCI DSS and SOC 2.

24/7 Support: Kamatera’s dedicated support team is available 24/7 to assist you with any questions or issues you may encounter with your Nextcloud hosting.