Anyone create their own cloud server?

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  1. dmk1974 macrumors 68000

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  2. Dalton63841 macrumors 65816

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    Any home server can be a personal "cloud". I have a 4TB server set up with a ports forwarded and a free domain name from dyndns so I can access it anywhere.
     
  3. csixty4 macrumors regular

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    I have it running on a VPS of mine. The server software is pretty good. Calender synching is flawless. But their Mac file synching app leaves a lot to be desired. Also, there's an API for people to write apps, but there aren't a lot of useful extras you can install.

    Their iOS app is pretty good, too.
     
  4. BrianBaughn macrumors 601

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    Dropbox and Google Drive would be hard to beat for simplicity. A dedicated Google account for that would give you 15GB of storage. Insync software (insynchq.com) will sync a Google account as well as files shared from other Google accounts, so you can see the cloud storage possibilities with that.
     
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    Isn't this what Plex allows you to do? Seems to do that for me...:confused:
     
  6. Boyd01 macrumors 68040

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    This doesn't sound like a "cloud" to me - just a remote server. :) I thought the whole idea of a "cloud" was that it's distributed and you data does not reside on a single server or a single location, therefore making it more reliable.
     
  7. g35 macrumors 6502a

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    I think the way the majority of people use the word cloud is in reference to a remote server. Distributing your data definitely sounds safer but for most people I don't think that's what they mean. Just being able to access your data from anywhere = "cloud"
     
  8. Boyd01 macrumors 68040

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    Yeah, that's the problem. Most people don't know what they're talking about and "the cloud" is the latest buzzword that is being used very loosely.

    Geez, I got a static IP address for my company and put an AppleShare server on it back in the 1990's. We thought that was pretty cool - but it wasn't "the cloud". :D
     

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