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# ownCloud

ownCloud is a suite of client-server software for creating file hosting services and using them. ownCloud is functionally very similar to the widely used Dropbox, with the primary functional difference being that ownCloud is free and open-source, and thereby allowing anyone to install and operate it without charge on a private server - wikipedia

In order for desktop machines to synchronize files with their ownCloud server, desktop clients are available for PCs running Windows, macOS, FreeBSD or Linux.

Mobile clients exist for iOS and Android (Android (operating system)) devices.

Files and other data (such as calendars, contacts or bookmarks) can also be accessed, managed, and uploaded using a web browser without any additional software. Any updates to the file system are pushed to all computers and mobile devices connected to a user's account - wikipedia

Encryption of files may be enforced by the server administrator.OwnCloud: Fiddly but secure host-from-home sync 'n' share

The ownCloud server is written in the PHP and JavaScript scripting languages. For remote access (virtual file system), it employs sabre/dav (SabreDAV), an open-source WebDAV server.ownCloud and sabre/dav ownCloud is designed to work with several database management systems, including SQLite, MariaDB, MySQL, Oracle Database, and PostgreSQL.Synchronize Your Life with ownCloud

# Features

ownCloud files are stored in conventional directory structures, and can be accessed via WebDAV if necessary. User files are encrypted both at rest and during transit. ownCloud can synchronise with local clients (Client (computing)) running Windows (Microsoft Windows) (Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8), macOS (10.6 or later), or various Linux distributions.

ownCloud users can manage calendars (CalDAV), contacts (CardDAV) scheduled tasks and streaming media (Ampache) from within the platform.

From the administration perspective, ownCloud permits user and group administration (via OpenID or LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol)). Content can be shared by defining granular read/write permissions between users and/or groups. Alternatively, ownCloud users can create public URLs when sharing files. Logging (Logfile) of file-related actions is available in the Enterprise and Education service offerings.ownCloud Server or Enterprise Edition

Furthermore, users can interact with the browser-based ODF-format word processor,OwnCloud: Work together online bookmarking (Bookmark (World Wide Web)) service, URL shortening suite, gallery, RSS feed reader and document viewer tools from within ownCloud. For additional extensibility, ownCloud can be augmented with "one-click" applications and connection to Dropbox (Dropbox (service)), Google Drive and Amazon S3.