ownCloud Pricing Plan & Cost Guide

ownCloud

Open source enterprise file sharing platform

4.16/5 (37 reviews)

ownCloud Pricing

Starting from: $3600.00/year

Pricing model: Free, Open Source, Subscription

Free Trial: Available

ownCloud Community Edition is available for free as an Open Source software.
ownCloud Standard subscription starts at $3,600 (€3,000) per year for 50 users.
ownCloud Enterprise subscription starts at $9,000 (€7,200) per year for 50 users.
Custom subscriptions are also available.

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ownCloud Pricing Reviews

Pros

  • This is a really great piece of software that has been well designed and implemented and does a great job in solving many problems and improving productivity.Mark M.Read the full review
  • Controlling your own data, while enjoying much of the benefits of the likes of dropbox or onedrive. Ability to link mobile phones and sync contacts and calendars.andrew f.Read the full review
  • Overall the product is good, and a number of addons provide good expanded integration and functionality.Kevin F.Read the full review

Cons

  • It seems management had some terrible ideas which is why all the mind-share seems to be behind nextcloud these days.Paul T.Read the full review
  • When first added, there were a few errors that I had to have my host sort, because I couldn't find any documentation on them for the OwnCloud.Verified ReviewerRead the full review
  • Being an Open Source, you can find information on the network, and in this way it can be violated by knowing how it is installed and configured.Daniel A.Read the full review
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9 reviewers had the following to say about ownCloud's pricing:

Michelle L.

Was not impressed

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-10-04
Review Source: Capterra

I think this is a really great concept for businesses to use for keeping their documents safe, off site, secure and easy to access

Pros
this is a great concept, but expensive to keep your documents elsewhere

Cons
the price was not affordable, hopefully that will change as other companies offer the same service

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Likelihood to recommend: 1/10

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Brian F.

Past its prime and headed the wrong direction

Used occasionally for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2020-02-04
Review Source: Capterra

Good while still community oriented, now a dead-end product.

Pros
When I implemented ownCloud, it was a neat opensource platform with an active community, with the option of solid support at a fair price. Filesharing with "cloud" providers like Dropbox leaves you at their mercy for security (or lack thereof!) and the annoying clients require re-training on a regular basis. The support costs of the simple ownCloud web interface with drag-drop file uploading were one-time only. Performance was good enough, support was cheap enough, and it was fine for what we used it for.

Cons
Over the course of a few years, the founders left due to "professional managers" messing things up. Support costs went up with no real indication why. I dropped ownCloud paid and switched to a solid commercial product called FileCloud. For "free" OSS I strongly recommend NextCloud, I've helped several friends set it up and they are ecstatic with the results.

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Likelihood to recommend: 0/10

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Daniel A.

Excellent tool for sharing files in the cloud

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2018-07-13
Review Source: Capterra

Excellent tool to share and save files in the cloud

Pros
Easy handling, installation and configuration. After its implementation there is a cloud storage service, low cost that does not envy anything to similar programs with licensing costs

Cons
Being an Open Source, you can find information on the network, and in this way it can be violated by knowing how it is installed and configured.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Marcel P.

Same as nextcloud?

Used occasionally for free trial
Reviewed 2020-01-07
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
- Easy UI - structurized Admin Panel - Perfect for private users and companies with enough money

Cons
Pricing (compared with NextCloud Not same features like in nextcloud App sometimes crashes (nextcloud app too :/ )

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Likelihood to recommend: 5/10

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John Paolo D.

Best alternative for Dropbox

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-08-13
Review Source: Capterra

We're very satisfied with OwnCloud considering the price we pay for it. We're not considering to move out of it in the next coming years.

Pros
We've switched from DropBox due to one feature it miss which is on-prem support. We use OwnCloud in an on-premise deployment method and now we're more comfortable that our files are more secured unlike before. Also OwnCloud supports server-side encryption as well

Cons
It doesn't have any support for file locking. Lack of ability to detect duplicate changes on the same file by 2 different users.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Kevin F.

Decent but lacking

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-02-11
Review Source: Capterra

Overall, we decided to leave OwnCloud in favour of NextCloud. NC has a faster development cycle and seems to listen to the community more when it comes to what they focus their efforts on. While I'm sure OC is good for Enterprise clients, our experience was that it was ONLY for enterprise.

Pros
Overall the product is good, and a number of addons provide good expanded integration and functionality.

Cons
The development focus is generally aimed at Enterprise only, the community needs don't seem to be nearly as important and so addressing feature requests is low on the totem.

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Likelihood to recommend: 5/10

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Anonymous

Open source custom storage solution.

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2018-03-20
Review Source: GetApp

Pros
Owncloud is absolutely wonderful. With pricing of storage going up everywhere else, OwnCloud's system is the one to beat. Open source, it works just like Dropbox/Onedrive and other systems we've already used. It's quick to set up, most web hosts can handle it with no issues. You can customize your login page, your admins, and using it is pretty intuitive. If you're looking for customized storage that you control, OwnCloud will do the job well.

Cons
When first added, there were a few errors that I had to have my host sort, because I couldn't find any documentation on them for the OwnCloud. Since it's open source, it doesn't have a very robust support system.

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Likelihood to recommend: 7/10

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Javier Victor Marian B.

Pioneer on open source cloud storage.

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2018-11-21
Review Source: Capterra

I love owncloud, i been there almost since it born, and I'm using it now, actively participating in the community.

Pros
I been using owncloud for at least 10 years. I'm part of the translation to spanish too. I got mad at bugs, problems, etc, but this growed quick and bugs were repaired. Now, is the solution that I use internal in the institution (government) and for my personal customers, for backup. The big pro is that the space its what you can afford in hard drives. Easy to maintain. Secure. With a lot of addons for productivity and integration. Clients for every single OS that exist.

Cons
As same as dropbox and other products, the big con that I found is that every time that the client starts needs to scan all folders. In big folders with a lot of files, this take a while and it use a lot of hard drive. So when your OS starts client will kill the HD until finishing the indexing of files.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Octavi P.

Free cloud DIY

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-08-21
Review Source: Capterra

Having the capacity to get to every one of my documents from anyplace is incredible. I have a few terabytes of documents on my server, more than I would ever store with any of the cloud suppliers out there, in any event not at a sensible cost. When it is set up and designed it is entirely strong and does the activity I require it to do.

Pros
It has phenomenal capacities which encourages me keep my work all together, with my associates, I can synchronize every one of the records on various PCs, it's super sheltered since I can encode the documents, has online music peruser, online content tool, watcher of online archives (PDF, OpenDocument), among numerous different capacities.

Cons
The confounded method to coordinate different advances like FTP. The documentation for the execution of different techniques like FTP is somewhat confounded in comparisson with different instructional exercises.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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