Creating your ownCloud drive

By now, everyone must have heard of Dropbox and similar services that allow you to store files online and retrieve them easily from all sorts of devices, including mobile phones and tablets. While Dropbox is well known for being easy to use and safe enough to store important files, it comes with a price and a limited storage size. The servers that your files are stored on don't belong to you, and recent events have shown that third parties (that is, government agencies) are sometimes allowed to go through your documents if they can provide valid justification. Parallel to Dropbox and other commercial services, a free open source platform was developed: ownCloud. In this chapter, we will set up ownCloud on your Nginx-powered ...

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