Hub 3 and Nextcloud Office

Nextcloud is an amazing product. There is much talk about making it simple, however setting up a cloud server to get Nextcloud Office to work can be quite difficult. Will that change in Hub 3?

We have currently installed Onlyoffice in a Docker container on a dedicated Synology NAS, connected to NC on our hosting server.

first of all: nextcloud office doesn’t equal Onlyoffice. NC office is based on collabora.

then: for such cases it’s always good to spin up a testing instance for trying it there. if you’d restore a recent backup of your instance to the test-instance it would help you finding out if and how everything would work ahead of doing that on your productive instance.


Yes I know Nextcloud Office and OnlyOffice is two separate products, have tested them both. Our setup is working well. My question was if Hub 3 is simplifying the setup and installation of the native Office application. When Nextcloud is marketing their products it seems like everything is inbuilt, this is not the case when it comes to the office suite, it requires a separate installation.

It is already simple. There are two components (Apps) you have to install. “Nextcloud Office” and “Collabora -Built-in CODE Server”. After that you should be good to go.

However, this setup is rather intended for home users and small teams (<10 users) and does not perform quite as well as the separate Docker image, which is obviously a bit more complex to install and maintain.

Speaking of simple: You might want to take a look at Nextcloud-AIO. It brings you the whole package and is very easy to setup and maintain. GitHub - nextcloud/all-in-one: Nextcloud AIO stands for Nextcloud All In One and provides easy deployment and maintenance with most features included in this one Nextcloud instance.