pCloud vs ownCloud

The most important differences between pCloud and ownCloud

Compare ownCloud vs pCloud

Read a full pCloud comparison below, and learn how ownCloud enables users to share files and folders within your organization securely. pCloud is a file sharing solution with high security standards from Switzerland. pCloud is however not open source. It is cloud-only, meaning it can not be operated in your own data center or in hybrid setups. Rather, pCloud offers a software-as-a-service file solution hosted on its own servers in the US or the EU, in Dallas, Texas or Luxembourg, to be specific. Learn more about the differences between pCloud and ownCloud: 

ownCloud secure cloud solution for enterprise file sharing


Open source



AGPLv3, commercial license

Commercial license


On-premises, Hybrid, Cloud

Cloud only

Support reaction time 




Unlimited for on-premises

1TB per user

Maximum file size



Custom theming


Desktop App 

Windows, Mac OS, Linux

Windows, Mac OS, Linux

Web App


Mobile Apps

iOS, Android 

iOS, Android 

Virtual File System 


Document editing 

Collabora Online, ONLYOFFICE, Microsoft Office Online Server


Email integration 

Outlook-, Thunderbird-, Mailbox.org-plugin


Guest accounts


Sharing policies for groups


Activities & comments


2-factor authentication


Storage encryption


External storage integration


Command-line interface


FTP-Server integration


Virus protection


Ransomeware protection

Secure View

Auditing & logging


We compiled this comparison list to the best of our knowledge in September 2020. Should we have overlooked or forgotten anything, do not hesitate to contact us.

The best choice for enterprise file sync and share: ownCloud

Backed by global community and a large ecosystem

More than 100 million people across the world use ownCloud for collaboration and to share files. The ownCloud file platform has already been installed over 200,000 times. ownCloud is a major open-source project with a global network of users and and a comprehensive integration ecosystem. On GitHub, the ownCloud core alone has nearly 500 active contributors.

File sharing that integrates with your existing tool stack

ownCloud takes a best-of-breed approach to making  team collaboration more productive. Unlike pCloud, ownCloud integrates well with content collaboration suites like ONLYOFFICE, Collabora Online or Microsoft Office Online Server. That allows enterprises to seamlessly and straightforwardly embed file sharing into their existing cloud stack, for example with groupware integrations like Kopano.

+10 years experience in enterprise file sync & share

ownCloud was launched as an open-source project in 2010 and the company ownCloud was founded in 2011. Since that day, it has grown into a 75-member team that is committed to providing support, deployment and a great file sharing experience for our customers and the community. With ownCloud you get continuity, reliability and +10 years experience in enterprise file sync and share.

Content collaboration that scales with ease

ownCloud brings unlimited scalability to organizations of any size: From a home installation on a Raspberry Pi to large Enterprise ownClouds with 200,000 users. Rooted in the open source community, ownCloud is designed for business use and makes sharing reliable, convenient and secure. For example, by supporting files of unlimited size.

Users love ownCloud

ownCloud has an average rating of 4.2 on Capterra


ownCloud has an average rating of 4.1 on G2


ownCloud has an average rating of 4.5 on Gartner Peer Insights


Trusted by 100 million users worldwide

ownCloud customer CERN
ownCloud customer ETH Zürich
ownCloud customer Daimler
ownCloud customer European Commission
ownCloud customer DB Mobility Networks Logistics
ownCloud customer Fujitsu

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OwnCloud is very easy to use, very simple file system with simple interface and its design of file manager is also very good. It has good filtering options and comes with good admin controls. It follows strict security mechanisms/practices, as the web attacks are increasing gradually.

Software Developer, Manufacturing Industry

Gartner Peer Insights, February 2020