Just to re-iterate. I’m asking what are the pitfalls of setting Nextcloud up on my home PC, and what is the setup procedure, or where might I find a guide to it.
I am not asking how to install Nextcloud on my home PC - It’s pretty obvious how to do that. Find ‘NextCloud’ in some Repository/Docker/Snap/Download and click ‘install’.
Nor am I asking how hard/easy it is - I’ve no doubt I will inevitably find that out.
Nor am I asking if it is possible I could mess it up completely - I’m sure it is.
I just want to know if it can be done, and if so whether there is a guide available to the dozens of setting choices which come after one has clicked on ‘install’ that would explain which are best for a LAN setup on a Desktop PC.
What would you suggest I set up first in order to gain this experience. Is there some smaller but similar project available?
Why would ‘other stuff going on on my machine’ interfere with NextCloud. I don’t understand why any setup would want to allow that to happen?
Great, that’s exactly what I want for now - something which only works on my LAN. I’m quite content to wait until I get home to sync everything and I don’t have to worry as much about security.
Happy with that, but this is what I’m looking for. So far my Google Searches have come up empty of guides for LAN setups with NextCloud running on a Desktop PC, and the guides for things like Pi and NAS don’t explain what they’re doing, they’re just “type this…click that…” and I don’t know if that’s what also needs doing on an LAN/PC system or whether those instructions are specific to the setup in the guide.
If you know of any reading that would explain how the system works, or what all the “type this…click that…” instructions are actually doing, I’d be really grateful for a link. I’m quite happy to spend as much time as it takes to understand how this works, just don’t know where to start is all.