What is Nextcloud?
Nextcloud is an open-source and self-hosted cloud storage platform. It allows back-up and store files to the cloud from anywhere. Nextcloud’s functionality is similar to that of Dropbox, Google Drive, or iCloud, It gives complete control over where and how the files are stored. Nextcloud gives accessibility to all the files no matter wherever one is.
Nextcloud provides so many built-in free modules that can be installed without spending a single penny. It is the part of Owncloud, but it is growing so rapidly over the last year that it is considered as the successor to Owncloud despite the fact that Owncloud is still very much up and running.
There are two types of nextcloud application version:
- Server Software
- Client Software
A Server software provides the backend infrastructure, which is needed to store the files in the cloud. Server Software is a nextcloud application that can be installed on any server.Thus, during this time of Lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic, it becomes a better option for the data security.The Nextcloud Server Software can be installed for free of charge on Linux.
A Client software can be installed in computers running on Windows, OS X, or Linux. It works only for connecting the Client software to Server software. Client software is used to upload and access the files on a day-to-day basis. Therefore, everyone can be updated with the new information. In addition to that, it also provides Mobile applications for Android and iOS.