Friday, April 12, 2024

Self Hosted Cloud Storage | Why Hosting a NextCloud Server is the Better Alternative for Secure Cloud Storage

First of all, let’s have a look at the difference between VPS hosting and Cloud VPS hosting. VPS hosting can also be called as Virtual Private Servers, which use virtualization technology to provide you with dedicated resources on a shared server with multiple users.

Even though it’s a shared environment VPS runs its own copy of an operating system (OS) so users can install almost any software that runs on that OS.

When it comes to cloud hosting it’s almost similar to VPS hosting, the main difference is instead of having a single server which is dedicated to your site the resource are spread out to a bunch of different physical machines. In other words, users will have a network of potentially unlimited virtual machines.

If you have a website hosted on cloud VPS is accessible anytime, anywhere. So even if one cloud has maximum traffic then it will automatically route the request for the specific site to the cloud server which is ideal in the cluster. Cloud VPS providers like Skysilk offer cloud storage starting for $1.00/m.

Cloud VPS

In cloud hosting resources are available according to your request at real-time and you only pay for what you use. Security is the main concern when you are storing your important files, the data breaches expose millions of records and put them at risk.

NextCloud Server for Secure Cloud Storage

So when it comes to NextCloud which is a suite of cloud-based software that gives a company a secure central location for all the business data which also include file sharing with user or group on the cloud, chat, email, software development, data workflow management, file access control, audit logs, integrated account management, add comments, create a public link to share it with others and any other computer application required. In addition, you can also add expiration date or password to the public link for more protection.

NextCloud is supported in Windows 7 and above, macOS 10.10 and newer versions, and Linux distributions. When it comes to security NextCloud would be the best for secure cloud storage.  It uses robust security measures including encryption while data transfer, server-side storage encryption, and client-side end-to-end encryption.

For additional security, NextCloud also provides file access control and app access rights for better control. It also includes the LDAP / Active Directory, SSO/SAML 2.0 for authentication in its web front end, Two-factor authentication.

Skysilk operates the data center that is PCI compliant, their IT solutions are backed with proper policies and procedures including guidelines for practices such as employee training, media handling, sanitization, and encryption, are becoming key for compliance.

So in total NextCloud built around combined assurance layers consisting of rich security features and validated standard testing processes. These private cloud services allow organizations to store important data and to ensure their privacy and security concerns for their application needs.

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