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.

VMware / VirtualBox (.OVA):
Nextcloud VM Pre-installed – 40 GB
Nextcloud VM Pre-installed – 500 GB
Nextcloud VM Pre-installed – 1 TB
Nextcloud VM Pre-installed – 2 TB

Mirror Singapore, Nextcloud VM Pre-installed – 40 GB

Microsoft Hyper-V (.VHDX):
Nextcloud VM Pre-installed – 40 GB
Nextcloud VM Pre-installed – 500 GB
Nextcloud VM Pre-installed – 1 TB

Last updated: 2019-05-17. Version: 16.0.1 (updates automatically during first run)
A complete list of configuration can be found here.

Source code can be found on Github.


  1. Import the OVA/VHDx into:
    VMware (PC & Linux users)
    VirtualBox (Mac users)
    Hyper-V (Windows 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.
Documentation is here.
FAQ is here.

Do you want to run this on UNRAID?

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!

Spread the word further

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