Using a cloud storage today is a requirement. We need to backup our data and easy share our files with other devices. We have some free choices of Cloud Storage Sharing services like Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive and some others.
However the Free accounts have a limited storage. If you need a good amount of space and you are not able to pay for Pro accounts you can create your Home Based Personal Cloud, before creating it check what to consider.
You can create your Home Base Person Cloud, and use some paid software to make it work, however we found the best free alternatives that you can try without paying a cent.
1. Bittorrent Sync
Earlier we introduced you to Bittorrent Sync as a way to transfer large files anonymously between nearby computers. If you didnt’ know, Bittorrent Sync is one of the best Free methods to us for creating your personal cloud. You will have just to configure a folder that will be a drop-off point. There you can sync all your files from all your device with Bittorrent Sync.
Platforms Supported: Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, FreeBSD, iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Kindle Fire.
OwnCloud is a free tool and it is an open source application that lets you build more than a Dropbox alternative where you can save your data. Besides this OwnCloud has some more features like managing your calendar, to-do lists, document editing tool and many more. You can follow these instructions to install OwnCloud.
Platforms Supported: Clients available for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, iOS, Android. Server software installed using web installer.
PClouds is personal cloud solution that makes sharing files between OS X and iOS very easy. You will have to sign up and the to use the program. It is an easy to use app to create a personal cloud within the Apple ecosystem. It also has a simple file management app for mobile devices.
Platform Supported: Mac OS X, iOS.
Seafile, is another open-source solution for your home based clod. You can use event its cloud service, SeaCloud.cc or set up your own self-hosted servers. You can choose the Open Source and Business ($25 per user per year). You have online file editor, multi-platform file, syncing and much more.
Platforms Supported: Clients available for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, iOS, Android. Server software available for Windows, Linux, Raspberry Pi.
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Cozy allows you to use your own web apps besides owing your home cloud. With Cozy you can turn your server in a personal app engine.
Platforms Supported: Images available on Virtualbox, Raspberry Pi, OpenVZ, Cubieboard2, Cubietruck.
AeroFS is an open source app, but still it is aimed at corporate users. There is a free version for free use with support up to 3 users. But for more and a collaboration you will have to pay. AeroFS can offer fast syncing speeds, with no limit on the data transferred. All you need to do is to install the AeroFS client.
Platforms Supported: Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, iOS, Android.
SparkleShare uses git in order to maintain all your data. For sure you will get full version history of your files as well as the other great features comes with git. This is the best solution if you have documents that have to be changed a lot. It may not do so well with very large files though.
Platforms Supported: Client available for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux. Relies on a Git server for data storage.
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Please tell us in the comments bellow, do you have your own Personal Cloud? and What is made from?