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Best ownCloud Alternative with Better Features and Support!
(Works on Windows Server and Linux)

Supports Windows Server

ownCloud doesn’t support Windows starting version 8.1.0. While this may be a strategic decision by ownCloud, Windows server is still used by a majority of the enterprises. FileCloud is the best ownCloud alternative that fully supports Windows and integrates with existing Windows Server. Additionally, FileCloud can synchronize local files and NTFS permissions with the cloud.

More Mature and Stable

FileCloud offers many advanced administrator features including enterprise security, device management tools, federated search and governance/policy management tools. FileCloud also offers simple UX (User Experience), better mobile apps, and many advanced features that ownCloud doesn’t.

Customers Love Us

Many enterprises who sought an ownCloud alternative have already switched to FileCloud with great results and feedback (4.5 stars/5 stars rating from customers in Gartner Peer Insights). A leading ownCloud competitor, FileCloud’s customer support is well known for improving the customer experience by proving fast and accurate resolutions to complex needs.

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FileCloud has received the Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice Distinction for the fifth consecutive time!

92% of our customers would recommend us to a friend.

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FileCloud offers features like multi-tenancy, end-point backup, offline sync, Microsoft office add-on, and much more. The comparison below highlights why FileCloud is the best ownCloud alternative.

OwnCloud vs FileCloud

FileCloud OwnCloud Enterprise
Hosting Options & Features
On Premise/Self-Hosted yes yes
Multi-Tenancy yes yes
Cloud Hosted yes yes
IAAS (AWS) yes yes
IAAS (AWS GovCloud) yes yes
IAAS (Azure) yes yes
Run On Docker yes no
Run On Linux Server yes yes
Run On Windows Server yes no
Storage, Sync & Backup Features
Storage Sync yes yes
Large File Support, max file size yes yes
Supported Local Storage yes no
Storage Limitation Unlimited Unlimited
Endpoint Backup (Multiple folders) yes no
ServerLink (Cross-Site Replication) yes no
Mobile Features
Mobile OS Compatibility iOS, Android, Windows Phone iOS, Android, Windows 10
iOS, Android Media backup yes no
Activity Streams, Comments yes no
Offline Sync yes no
Desktop Clients
Desktop Sync – Cross Platform (Windows, Mac, Linux) yes yes
Desktop Drive – Cross Platform (Windows, Mac) yes yes
Microsoft Office Add-on yes yes
Cloud Features
File Sharing yes yes
Secure Access yes yes
Granular Sub Folder Permissions yes yes
Team Folders yes yes
Free unlimited Users yes yes
Document Web Edit (Collabora) yes yes
Document Web Edit (Office Online Server) yes yes
Customization, Branding Custom branding, Emails, ToS Policies etc Custom branding, White label, Emails, ToS Policies etc
Security, Access Control & Existing File Systems Integration
Integrate – Existing Home Directories yes yes
NTFS Support yes yes
Network Share Support yes yes
Network Share Versioning yes yes
Active Directory Support yes yes
Multiple Active Directory yes yes
Single Sign-On yes yes
Built-in Ransomware Protection yes Enterprise Only
SAML Authentication yes yes
Data At Rest Encryption yes yes
Two Factor Authentication(2FA) yes yes
File Locking yes yes
API Support yes yes
Zapier Integration yes yes
Chrome Browser Extensions yes yes
Sharepoint plugin no yes
E-signature Under Development no
Amazon S3/OpenStack Support yes yes
Audit & Admin Tools
Access and Monitoring Control yes yes
Mobile Device Management (Block devices, remote wipe, notification to devices) yes Enterprise Only
Audit Reports yes yes
Geo IP Access Reports yes Enterprise Only
File Analytics & Reporting (Summary of Client Applications per OS & Type, User Shares, Active Files Managed, File Type Distribution) yes no
Role Based Administration yes yes
Pattern Search yes no
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ownCloud Alternative – More FileCloud advantages

FileCloud has a powerful admin system with enhanced security features for any Enterprise. You can access, share, synchronize, and work on your organization’s files using any device. For enterprises looking for a hyper-secure and accessible ownCloud windows alternative, FileCloud is simply the best solution out there.

You also get unlimited storage with 100% control over your data with FileCloud’s on-premise solution. This is the reason that thousands of our clients trust us over other EFSS solutions.

Admin Features

Do you need more workflow features to power your enterprise tasks? With FileCloud, you can leverage role-based access, metadata management, file/folder access controls, full-text search, and user, group, and global permissions or restrictions whenever needed. Additional deployment features include Active Directory support and remote access to existing Windows File servers (preserving user NTFS permissions).

Secure your files with encryption protocols, two-factor authentication, and automatic anti-virus scanning. With smart notifications, file locking and much more, you can manage and control your important files and data.

FileCloud Security Features

You can easily integrate FileCloud with Office and Outlook add-ons to edit documents in the browser, share large files on-the-go, and use documents through Office mobile apps from your smartphone.

Features of FileCloud, the #1 ownCloud alternative for Windows:

  • Data loss prevention (DLP)
  • HIPAA or FINRA compliant enterprise file sharing
  • Strong metadata management capabilities to classify files using tags and custom metadata sets
  • Integration with Active Directory so users can keep using same Active Directory credentials
  • Customizable workflows
  • Office 365 integration
  • Mobile App Support
  • Unlimited Versioning
  • Text Search for easy file searches
  • Selective Sync
  • Document preview (with support for DICOM files)
  • Real-time file sync
  • Change tracking and audit logs
  • User and role management
  • Ability to control actions via user/group file/folder access
  • External sharing permissions, editing policies, device location restrictions, sharing by device

FileCloud also offers centralized device management, policy management, federated search, role-based access, powerful admin reports, virtual drive, unlimited storage, enhanced security features, endpoint backup, and built-in ransomware protection, which makes us perfect for alternatives to ownCloud.

Check out our comparison between ownCloud vs Nextcloud to see how we stack up.


FileCloud integrates with Active Directory, NTFS, Office Online, Microsoft Outlook & Office 365.

End Point Backup

In addition to file sharing and sync, FileCloud offers endpoint backup. Secure files and media uploads across devices and users with automated and remote backups.

Mobile Apps, browser extensions

FileCloud’s mobile apps have many great features to make work on-the-go easy. Upload, download, edit, and sync changes easily, right from your mobile phone.

Branding & Customization

FileCloud offers customization options so you can present your custom logo, login screen, and branded file sharing emails. You can also run FileCloud on a custom domain.

Multi-Tenancy Support

Do you manage multiple branch offices? FileCloud supports multi-tenancy and reduces the overhead of maintaining multiple instances for data and access abstraction.

Metadata Management

FileCloud offers powerful metadata management features to classify and manage files using tags and custom meta data sets. Apply color-coordinated tags to make searching across files even easier.

Powerful Administration

FileCloud offers top line administration features for system admins, including device dashboard management, remote wipe, detailed audit logs, and custom reports.

Federated Search/Compliance

FileCloud provides federated search, in addition to full-text search, to support E-discovery and GDPR-compliant features. FileCloud also supports other major compliance standards.


FileCloud can be hosted on-premise or on any IaaS (e.g. AWS, Azure). Gain full control over your data by hosting FileCloud on your own infrastructure or by integrating with your existing private cloud services.

Remote Wipe

In the event of suspicious activity or a lost device, FileCloud supports remote wipe of files from client devices (including PCs and mobile apps). Learn more about FileCloud’s Remote Wipe & other security features.

Multiple Active Directory

Integration with Active Directory enable users to keep using the same Active Directory credentials. In addition, a single installation of FileCloud is an ideal active directory cloud alternative.

Run FileCloud on Azure

FileCloud allows businesses and managed service providers to host their own end-to-end file sync, share, and mobile access solution on Azure Cloud infrastructure.

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Take a Quick Look at the FileCloud Advantages:-

• Self-host on your own infrastructure (on-premises)
• Can be used on a Windows Server
• Windows Network Folder integration with NTFS permissions
• Active Directory integration; users can keep using same Active Directory credentials
• External file sharing capabilities to share files with vendors, partners, and customers
• Remote wipe files on client devices (PCs, mobile apps)
• Strong metadata management capabilities to classify files using tags and custom metadata sets
• Manual retention, sharing deletion policies and manual classifications
• Powerful administration features for system admins (device dashboard, detailed audit log, reports, and much more)
• Customization of your logo and login screen, file-sharing emails, and URL/domain
• Federated search in order to support e-discovery and GDPR compliance
• Granular security and permissions at folder/subfolder levels
• Virtual drive & selective sync capabilities

“Easy integration of FileCloud with our existing network drive structure was superb”

FileCloud - The Best Among ownCloud Alternatives

• Access, upload, download, share, sync from any device
• Security and permissions at folder/sub folder levels
• Virtual drive – cross platform (Windows, Mac)
• Support for GDPR
• Integrated and powerful file analytics

“We liked FileCloud’s pricing, comprehensive feature set (branding, encryption) and the responsive support”

ownCloud Alternative - FileCloud Offers Better ROI

FileCloud offers better features for enterprises:
• Scalable file sharing solution
• Free unlimited client/partner accounts
• Workflow automation
• Hyper-security and data governance
Compare FileCloud vs. Gartner magic quadrant EFSS competitors

“FileCloud is by far the best on-premise file sharing solution.”


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