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I'm running a headless Ubuntu server at home, and I’m wondering if there are any good programs for having a website with your files on it. Basically like Twonky, except less awful.

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Why don't try the good ownmycloud software? This is a great web interface with public link on file.

First you will need the couple PHP/MySQL installed on your server. Then I suggest to view the page Installation | to continue the installation.

Once done, you have to configure your router for two things :

  • Enable port forwarding, tcp 80 to your server. Configuration depends of your router manufacturer and model. Have a look here to have an idea of the goal

How To Forward Ports on Your Router

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  1. Samba to share the files
  2. Apache to make them visible in web browsers.
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Tonido is a good software, it can be installed onto any desktop and files can be accessed by a desktop end or droid end program that links it to the main computer. You do not need a server for it to work, just a desktop. Its native enviornment is windows sadly enough, though I have it running under Ubuntu 13.10 just fine with wine installed. It can be found here if you so choose. Tonido | Run your own Personal Cloud

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The policy here is to avoid recommending proprietary/non-open-source solutions. Such non free recommendations are usually considered spam/advertisements and are flagged for removal. – hmayag Jan 13 '14 at 20:24
@hmayag that's not quite accurate. It's if you post what appears to be an advertisement for a commercial application, or otherwise promotional material without merit. – RolandiXor Jan 13 '14 at 20:39
@Justinrayl, suggesting Windows only software here is generally not recommended, especially when there are other (and better) options. I won't delete your answer, because you seem to have good intentions, but understand that the community will likely downvote (which I have also done), because it is Windows software, and not necessary as there are other (better) options. – RolandiXor Jan 13 '14 at 20:41
Tonido does appear to have a Linux client which says it works on Ubuntu. I don't know how well it works, so I can't recommend for or against it. My guess is that the Linux client (installed from the 32-bit .deb file provided) may provide a better user experience than running the Windows client through Wine. – Eliah Kagan Jul 18 '14 at 18:35

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