The official Nextcloud VM (Virtual Machine) provided here is the easiest and fastest way to get up and running with your private cloud. The VM was created to make the installation process much easier – so you can set up your own Nextcloud server without any prior Linux knowledge, pre-configured by experienced Nextcloud users. Download this VM, mount it, and you’re all set! Never heard of Nextcloud before? Try the demo to get a feel for it, it’s really neat!

Control your own data

#DropDropbox and control your own data instead! We’ve got very positive feedback from our users around the world for our different VMs and this one is no exception. We think it feels good to be able to help others with the same things we struggled with in the past. We were all beginners at some point in time and we know that it’s hard to set up and maintain a webserver.

Production server

Ubuntu 18.04 OVA: Pre-installed Nextcloud

Mirror Australia: Ubuntu 18.04 OVA

Source code can be found on Github.

Last updated: 2018-08-12. Version: 13.0.5
A complete list of configuration can be found here.


  1. Import the OVA into VMware (PC & Linux users) or VirtualBox (Mac users)
  2. Login and become root in Ubuntu Server.
    [sudo] password for ncadmin: nextcloud
  3. Run the script to do the final setup.
  4. Enjoy your Nextcloud installation!

Please report issues here.

FAQ is here.

Never done this before?

We wrote a complete installation guide that you can find here. Please also check the Category: Nextcloud VM for more information.


Here is a great guide, done by one of the users of the ownCloud VM but is confirmed to work on the Nextcloud VM as well. Check it out!

20 GB is to small?

The VM is 20 GB when it’s extracted, and if you think that isn’t enough we made a guide on how to extend your VM to make it larger. This is made for ownCloud, but works just as well for Nextcloud.


To access Webmin just go to:


…and login.

Spread the word further

Nextcloud is soo good, and more people should know about it! Sharing is caring, so feel free to distribute this further. We would really appreciate if you share this on any social media, or link this site on any blog or forum.


Use NetDrive if you have limited storage on your client computer.

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