ownCloud Accounts General FAQs

What is ownCloud?

ownCloud is a cloud file sync & storage system for file backups, and remote or mobile file access & sharing with others.

 

What does ownCloud do?

  • Keeps your files in sync between all your devices
  • Lets you share files with others with temporary links (max duration is 7 days)
  • Gives you access to the same files kept in sync across all your devices

 

What else does ownCloud do?

Lets you access other file sync & storage cloud services such as Google Drive and Dropbox as folders from within your ownCloud storage user account. With friends also on an ownCloud account, your locally shared files & folders will be visible as files & folders within their ownCloud account. You can also connect your ownCloud storage as a WebDAV Network Drive on your PC.

 

How is ownCloud different?

Unlike other storage services, our ownCloud accounts can use additional storage without limits from external storage services such as Google Drive, Dropbox, FTP, etc. in addition to your file sync storage limit. You can also share files with other ownCloud users across the world using your personal federated ID.

 

How can I access ownCloud?

From your iPhone, iPad, Android smartphone or tablet, and Windows / Linux / Mac OS X PCs.

 

What is ownCloud not meant for?

Not for storing & sharing pirated content / software, or for hosting websites. Please see User Conduct section of our Terms of Use for further guidelines.

 

Do you support File Encryption on your hosted ownCloud service?

We have enabled File Encryption for all the files stored in your ownCloud account storage. Only you can access the content of the files you upload. File Encryption is also enabled for files stored on External Storage via your ownCloud account. You can now securely store your files on other file storage services such as Google Drive without worrying about the content of these files being indexed and commercially exploited. The files on your PC which you sync with your ownCloud storage will not be encrypted.

 

Why take an ownCloud Account from iWebz?

iWebz does the setup and manages the the ownCloud server software, the bandwidth for the servers, updates other required server softwares, and manages the file storage required. You as a user will have access to this system at any time, from any location, via your ownCloud account, and you will own & have full control over your data. You do not have to worry about anything else. Thanks to ownCloud being open-source software, and through efficient sourcing of infrastructure by iWebz, your costs remain low.

 

Is there a way to try out an ownCloud Account?

We have a limited ownCloud demo account you can try via web access or mobile app. [Username: test, Password: testuser]
Additionally you can also signup for your own free 30-day trial account with 2GB storage.