The Nextcloud Home/SME server is the perfect choice for anyone wanting a quick and easy way to get Nextcloud up and running in no time! It comes pre-installed with the latest Nextcloud version when shipped. It’s delivered in the same way as the VM, meaning that all you have to do is to boot it, run the first setup script and you’re good to go!
It’s configured to be more powerful than all the other devices that are currently available with Nextcloud and therefore suitable to run in more demanding environments such as a cloud with many users, files, shares, or when the current RaspberryPi, NUC or similar device isn’t enough to handle the load.
It comes with all the benefits of the VM, and includes;
- Ubuntu Server 22.04
- Easy Collabora / Onlyoffice / Talk setup (and more)
- TLS from Let’s Encrypt (A+ grade security)
- Bitwarden password manager
- Easy maintenance with an update script that takes care of everything for you
- + much more
Ships worldwide from Sweden, Europe. DHL Express Worldwide. You can see live shipping rates during checkout.
The device is fully tested to be compatible with the shipped version of Ubuntu Server and the contents of the Nextcloud scripts that it’s built upon. We also update the BIOS to the latest version just before shipping to guarantee the best possible Linux support.
If you run in to issues or just need some guidance, you can reach us as usual via contact for general questions, or buy support directly in our shop.
T&M Hansson IT AB does not offer any warranty beyond what we are required to offer by law. However, the manufacturers of the hardware we ship (like ASUS, WD, etc) may offer more extensive warranties for their components.
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afab08 (verified owner) –
I ordered this item. It was shipped within 1 day. DHL “lost” it. HanssonIT was all over it! They kept after DHL and it was found! I finally received it. There was an issue with the NVMe drive. Most likely DHL used the package as a football! I got the new NVMe drive and HanssonIT got me back online Saturday morning. Yes, Saturday! I want to thank the team at HanssonIT for staying on top of things and getting me up and going!
Matt Langston (verified owner) –
This review relates to [Order #17503] (August 30, 2021)
I have successfully setup my HanssonIT Nextcloud server and am completely off of Apple’s iCloud services. Here is a summary of my first impressions of the HanssonIT “Nextcloud Home/SME server – (4TB SDD) + 32 GB RAM.”
The Nextcloud setup workflow went smoothly. I selected only the default options and purposely didn’t try to be original (yet).
The setup process walked me through integrating with https://desec.io, which I didn’t even know was a thing. Neat! I may or may not end up using this DNS integration, but I will fiddle with it for now.
My entire experience with HanssonIT has so far been only positive:
a. Ordering went smoothly.
b. Order arrived quickly.
c. Packaging was rugged and protective. No dents or dings.
d. Unboxing had a delight-and-surprise factor with the clever stickers.
e. Configuration was easy.
f. Initial use is straightforward.
If you go this route, then you will need to accommodate these two issues that I wasn’t prepared for:
* I needed to buy a power plug adapter for “North America” from my local Best Buy. I bought the “Insignia Travel Adapter & Converter” kit for $20 which included more than I needed.
* I needed to buy a cheap HDMI monitor from my local Best Buy because my Apple 27″ Thunderbolt Display didn’t work.
I think setup and use is very approachable for most people. If my experience continues to be positive for the next month, then I will recommend this for my friends and family and probably give a few away as gifts.
* If I give them away as gifts, then I will try to find a source for power plug adapters made for “North America” that doesn’t require me to buy an entire kit.
* Depending on the personalities of who I gift these to, I might go through the initial setup so that all the recipient has to do is just plug it in and stick it in the closet.
It’s a nice feeling knowing that my digital life is private and under my control. For example, if the State wants my Nextcloud box then they can serve me a warrant themselves and not trouble a Cloud service provider like Apple. I love Apple’s products and services, and I want Apple to focus on creating more great products and services, and I do not want Apple to trouble themselves with the responsibilities of the State.
I like that the HanssonIT server is small, light, rugged and that I can easily carry it with one hand. It would be convenient and easy to grab it if I needed to make a dash for it (like maybe in case of a fire).
My motivation for starting and completing this project so quickly was due to this FAQ entry from August 5, 2021 in Apple’s “Expanded Protections for Children Frequently Asked Questions:”
Q: Does turning off iCloud Photos disable CSAM detection?
A: Yes. When iCloud Photos is deactivated, no images are processed. CSAM detection is applied only as part of the process for storing images in iCloud Photos.
Since I didn’t want to trouble Apple with processing my images, I needed to find an “iCloud replacement” quickly, and so far my on-premises Nextcloud setup using HanssonIT’s server is working well for me.
I think Apple is beginning to roll out their CSAM feature based on my read of Apple’s “New iCloud Terms and Conditions” dated September 20, 2021, a prompt that I started receiving on my devices last week. This new T&C is located here: https://www.apple.com/legal/internet-services/icloud/en/terms.html
Best review! Thanks, I also want save my photos in my private storage.