Host your own cloud service

I was searching for easy cloud service recently. My findings were less then satisfactory - just client applications, no WebDAV support or high prices. Then I found ownCloud.

It has couple of strong points:

  • Open source, PHP based so it can be hosted without any special requirements
  • Easy, clean and configurable interface
  • WebDAV support for file management
  • CalDAV support for calendar synchronization (although I got problems with Journal entries)
  • CardDAV support for contacts synchronization