A private cloud is type of storage service that gives the owner access to a secure virtual cloud-based space. In this virtual space, only the creator can operate in or have access to it.
It provides the user the necessary virtual environment that will tend to the required computing power needed by the user to execute functions. This provides better privacy and control.
How do i Set Up A Private Cloud?
There are many free private clouds you can use like Google Drive, Dropbox, AWS, Azure, etc. However, most free ones have limited space and access that may not be exactly what you want. There are also third parties to your private details.
• For Private cloud that you just want to be protected from the outside world✓
– Simply sign up on AWS (Amazon Web Services).
– Create your own private virtual cloud.
Note: Google provides this service for free once you have a Gmail. But, to have more storage space, you need to pay to buy more space.
If you want your own private physical server, then you should consider the following:
You can use the following tools to set up your own free private cloud that is for your eyes only.
1) BITTORRENT SYNC
Bittorrent can be used to transfer large files as well as create a private cloud.
To create a private cloud with Bittorrent Sync:
– Download the software/application.
– Get it running.
– Configure a folder to act as a drop off.
– Then simply do a synchronisation (sync all your files in your devices to Bittorrent).
Supported Operating Systems: Windows, Windows Phone, Linux, IOS, Mac OS X, FreeBSD, Android, Kindle Fire.
2) OWN CLOUD.
This is another great tool you can use to create or build your own private cloud for storing your data, especially with the versatility it offer’s it’s users. It also has other vital features like tools to edit your documents, helping you to manage your calendar and your to-do list, etc.
It also has its easy instruction guide that will help you instal and properly utilise it’s great features. The software can be installed using your web installer.
Supported Operating Systems: Windows, Linux, Android, IOS, Mac OS X.
Seafile is an open source service that operates a remarkable file syncing tool. It also serves as wonderful online collaboration tool.
The cloud service can be accessed through its SeaCloud.cc.
To set up the self-hosted servers for private hosting, you can simply choose the ‘Open Source’ and follow the instructions.
Seafile also have an online file editor, multi-platform file syncing, version control, etc.
Supported Operating Systems: Windows, Android, Linux, Mac OS X and iOS.
However, if you are simply looking for an easy private cloud you can manage effortlessly, go with virtual private clouds like AWS and Google Drive.