Tonido offers a true open source, self-hosted cloud service that can be used to replace proprietary sync and cloud services with something open, trustworthy and decentralized…

Like other open source cloud services, Tonido provides similar functions, but let you choose where your data is stored and how it is being accessed… For those who have tried OwnCloud, NextCloud and other storage services and they’re still not sold, they can try Tonido instead….

Tonido provides a personal, secure doorway to your computer from anywhere in the world you happen to be. This app makes it super fast and easy for you to access and share your documents, photos, music and videos, all from your portable convenient Android device. How to set up A HOME CLOUD NETWORK ON WINDOWS WITH TONIDOIn this video i will be walking you through some of the very basic intro steps to creating you're ve. Tonido Desktop software allows you to access all your files on your computer from a web browser, smartphone, tablet or even DLNA enabled devices. Tonido Server allows you to access all your files on your computer from a web browser, smartphone, tablet or even DLNA enabled devices. Start your own Personal Cloud in minutes. Easy to get started: just install the Tonido Server software and your computer turns into a private cloud server. A safe home for all your data – Access & share your files, calendars, contacts, mail &.

Tonido enables private cloud services on users’ own servers… You can access all your files on your computer from a web browser, smartphone, tablet or even DLNA enabled devices….

To access your personal cloud securely, just browser to your easy to remember link…

For more about Tonido, please visit its homepage….

This brief tutorial is going to show students and new users how to install Tonido on Ubuntu 16.04 18.04…

To get started with installing Tonido, follow the steps below:

Step 1: Install Required Package

Before you can run Tonido script, you must first install the package below. This packages isn’t available via Ubuntu default repositories anymore… you will have to manually download and install…

To do that, run the commands below:

After installing the required package above, continue below to installing Tonido

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Step 2: Download and Install Tonido

Now that the required package is installed, run the commands below to download Tonido 64-bit script. Then extract it into a newly created directory called /usr/local/tonido

After that, you can simply run the commands below to start Tonido server…

sh /usr/local/tonido/ start

If you want to stop Tonido server, run the commands below:

sh /usr/local/tonido/ stop

That should start the service and allow you to access via the local server IP or hostname….

You’ll have create your own account name. This is the name you’ll use followed by to access your personal cloud storage online.

Continue with your setup and complete…

You can choose to allow all folder access or only those you select.

Android, Apple and Windows apps are available for you to install on your personal devices so you can access to cloud storage from any device…


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Congratulations! You have successfully installed Tonido on Ubuntu 16.04 18.04 LTS servers…

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Tonido Personal Cloud

Tonido is a self-hosted personal cloud, that squares off against products like Go To My PC, and DropBox. It leverages your existing hardware, file system and internet to give you access to your files anywhere.


When the folks at Tonido say anywhere, they truly mean anywhere. The built in web interface is quite powerful, and so far in my tests has been accessible even across multiple internet providers, and cellphone data providers. Having said that, you will need to know how to port forward. Setup is relatively easy otherwise, a simple setup file walks you through the entire process and even adds firewall rules if you happen to be using a server setup. Add the built-in permissions and ability to add users, and you have one amazingly powerful personal cloud.

Does it work?

Yes. Tonido does a great job of doing exactly what the set out to do. File access from the web is a breeze. They set you up with a sub-domain and route it directly to your machine. Now, here’s the first caveat; each machine you want to access will have a different setup, and a different name. Depending on your use case, this could be a good thing. If you’re an advanced user (which chances are if you’re reading this, you are) you can get around this by using mounted network drives. With the personal use edition, you are limited to a single log in and password. This can put somewhat of a damper on things if you’re using this for your household. Again, there are ways around this, by sharing folders and adding guest accounts. Sharing permissions also include an expiration date if you want. Tonido also has a sync application, so that you can use it like OneDrive and DropBox. Keep in mind though, your data is only as safe as the machine you install the software on. If you’re using a surplus hard drive with no RAID or data redundancy, you’re asking to lose data. Sync Folders for the most part work well. Sometimes though the Sync Folder doesn’t actually show up in certain programs as a direct “save to” option. You can get around this by saving to the desktop and then dropping it in manually to the Sync Folder, however this does get annoying at times.

The low down

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Tonido is a great FREE self-hosted cloud solution. I’ve added it into my own arsenal of self-hosted services. Applications are available on iOS, Android and even Windows Phone to access your Tonido cloud from anywhere. Setup was easy, quick, and their interface is easy to use. Tonido gets a B. They lose some points for the Sync Folder issues noted above, and at time of writing their Ubuntu Sync Folder app does not work, it will install, but fail to load. After 10+ hours of research, trial and error, I was unable to find a solution. Hopefully in the future this will be fixed. Until then, happy computing!


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