Dropbox is a very popular online storage service. The online storage of documents and from there open is also known as storage "in the cloud". With the right software, you can create a service on your own server set up that is similar to Dropbox.
An example of such a package is the free SparkleShare.
SparkleShare is an open-source Dropbox clone that allows you to a private storage service "in the cloud", you can set up. This means that your files in an online space to store and from there can access.
The advantage of a SaaS (Software as a Service) product like Dropbox is that you have all the files in your own hands and that you do not separately have to pay for extra storage space. Obviously you need to pay for your own hosting but this is many times cheaper than the paid subscriptions that Dropbox offers.
SparkleShare creates a separate folder on your own computer that is synchronized with the online storage space on your server. You can decide which documents are synchronized by them in this folder.
SparkleShare is very suitable for private individuals and companies manage their documents online in their own hands to keep. The installation of the software requires some knowledge of programming so this has to be an expert to be done. The interface of the software itself is very intuitive and suitable for everyone, even for inexperienced users.
SparkleShare has the following characteristics:
You can free download SparkleShare and safe install the latest trial or new full version for Windows 10 (x32, 64 bit, 86) from the official site.
Devices: Desktop PC, Laptop (ASUS, HP, DELL, Acer, Lenovo, MSI), Ultrabook
OS: Professional, Enterprise, Education, Home Edition, versions: 1507, 1511, 1607, 1703, 1709, 1803, 1809