Current, or new users can select this template from SolusVM under the “Re-Install” tab. Once completed, all you need to do is login via ssh, start Apache with “service httpd start” command and point your browser to the IP address of your VPS.
Some of the benefits of hosting your own cloud for files (like ownCloud) include:
- Full control of your files
- Secure server which you have root access to
- Eliminate DropBox
- More professional
- Keep your digital rights to photos
What does ownCloud allow me to do?
For starters, you can use it as a secure replacement for DropBox, and you can even password protect the URL’s you send to other users in-case the file is sensitive in nature.
You can upload any kind of file (up to 512MB per file) and access it from the web, through WebDAV, the ownCloud iPhone App, and the Mac OS X/Windows Desktop App.
It is a music player and video streamer (with supported addon enabled).
You can have full control of your files, share them with your friends or collaborate with your clients if you are a small/medium business owner in a very simple tool.
The benefit of using it on an OpenVZ.ca based VPS, is that you can scale resources as you grow. Start out with the Small VPS package and go beyond the storage of ExtraLarge as you need it.