Why ownCloud is Best Cloud Collaboration Tool can be answered by you after using it and knowing about its powerful back end. Let us see what ownCloud has. ownCloud is an server installable Free Software suite that gives a managable storage space with graphical interface with wide plugins or addons. ownCloud was launched in January 2010 by Frank Karlitschek to provide a free alternative software. Before going to details on Why ownCloud is Best Cloud Collaboration Tool, you can read a guide to install ownCloud on Rackspace Cloud Sites and a handy users guide on ownCloud.
Why ownCloud is Best Cloud Collaboration Tool : Features
You can try ownCloud as live demo on their official website :
ownCloud runs on PHP and can use SQLite, MySQL or PostgreSQL as database. Why ownCloud is Best Cloud Collaboration Tool can not be judged from these points as most online collaboration tool actually are PHP MySQL web application. You can store your files, folders, contacts, photo galleries, calendars on your Cloud Server or Cloud Computing Platform, it supports encryption over HTTP by default. You can increase security by SSL. It has built in support for external cloud storage plus the editing tools, photo viewers are quite good by default. Installation as we have shown in the tutorial is simply very easy.
First it is an Free, Open Software with optional paid official support. The support is good point as enterprise users might need a good dev team and instead of bad third party support. The default features, easy installation, mobile device support makes it the best solution.
However, ownCloud has limitation by their own policy of development. It is not acceptable that the free edition lacks features and developers will develop plugins for free and they will lick the honey by supplying as paid product. We observed what eyeOS did – they had almost the same structure of business. Developers must know that, ownCloud can be a second eyeOS by sudden withdraw of the Free version sucking their work. Definitely, nothing can be compared with the structure and policy of WordPress.org.