archiemeng | Dec. 7, 2020, 1:29 p.m. | viewed: 855
Nextcloud is a suite of client-server software for creating and using file hosting services. It is functionally similar to Dropbox, although Nextcloud is free and open-source, allowing anyone to install and operate it on a private server. In contrast to proprietary services like Dropbox, the open architecture allows adding additional functionality to the server in form of applications.
Also, Nextcloud is a fork of ownCloud.
Based on different distro, there are many different installation guides. For Ubuntu: https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-install-and-configure-nextcloud-on-ubuntu-20-04. For Arch Linux https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Nextcloud. In this post, I am going to based on Arch Linux which is the distro of my server.
To install Nextcloud, it basically needs three components(and they are critical to the performance of Nextcloud):