A series of toots by switching.social about different FOSS alternatives.
Looks like they were just tooting their list of alternatives from their site, and they finished going through the list about a month ago.
I'll probably be setting up my own Nextcloud in the next few days to try it out.
I attempted to set up Nextcloud on my hosted (shared) webserver, but it requires PHP 7 and my host has me on PHP 5. I was too lazy to immediately request my host upgrade me to PHP 7 so I could do this, and then kind of forgot about it for a while. I just opened a ticket asking if I could get PHP 7 on my host, and they responded by saying my hosting plan is old and doesn't support changing PHP versions, and that I need to upgrade to a newer hosting package which will allow me to change PHP versions (among other things). This will, of course, incur an additional cost, though they are running a promotion right now that will allow my first invoice to be significantly discounted to something cheaper than what I've paid the past 3 years. And they allow the option of billing for 3 years at a time, which means I'd be paid through about mid 2022. But until I make a decision on whether or not to make the upgrade, for now it means I can't Nextcloud on my host as I had planned.
I'm running a Nextcloud server (v13.x...still need to migrate it to v15, although v13 still gets updated) on a old Linux box. Until this point, I must say that it is a very good experience. Has a lot of features in and off itself, but can be expanded with 3rd party mods. In my setup hardly any mods have been added, I mainly use it to transfer files to it from another continent by script using CarotDAV.
For my intends and purposes it is such a good solution that I didn't bother looking at anything else anymore.
Thanks for your input. Nice to hear it has your recommendation.
In the meantime I decided to try out one of the free providers, though I'm a little hesitant to put much data on one of these free providers because I'm not sure what kind of security they use by default. Does anyone know if Nextcloud uses end-to-end encryption by default? I don't want the free provider to have access to my data.