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How to Use the Nextcloud VPS Template

Getting started with the Nextcloud VPS Template

Updated over a week ago

Nextcloud offers an open-source solution for file hosting and sharing, providing a secure and private alternative to centralized cloud services. With Hostinger's Ubuntu 22.04 64bit with Nextcloud VPS template, setting up a personal Nextcloud instance is straightforward. This guide will walk you through the process of using and managing your Nextcloud instance at Hostinger.

If you don't have a VPS yet, you can check the available options here: Nextcloud hosting 💡

Accessing Nextcloud

To access Nextcloud, open a web browser and go to https://your-vps-ip. Replace your-vps-ip with your VPS's IP address and enter credentials set during template installation:

Nextcloud login panel

If your hostname points to a VPS IP address, you can also use it to access your Nextcloud instance 💡

Managing Files and Users

Use the web interface to upload files to your Nextcloud instance. You can create folders, share files, and organize your data as needed:

Uploading files at Nextcloud

As an admin, you can create user accounts for family members, friends, or team members. Each user will have their own private space and the ability to share files with others.

Installing Additional Apps

Nextcloud's functionality can be extended through various apps available in the Nextcloud App Store. These include calendar tools, note-taking apps, and much more.

To access the app store, click on the Apps menu in the Nextcloud interface:

The Apps menu in Nextcloud

Choose from the available apps and click on Download and enable to add new features to your Nextcloud instance.

Data Backup and Security

Ensure the safety of your data by setting up regular backups and implementing security best practices:

  • Regularly back up your Nextcloud data and database. You can do this manually or set up automated scripts.

  • If not already enabled, configure HTTPS to encrypt data transmission. You can obtain a free SSL certificate from Let's Encrypt.

Nextcloud offers a flexible and secure platform that you can customize to meet your needs.

For more detailed information, refer to the Nextcloud documentation 💡

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