Which Windows Server version is best for Next cloude?


I am new here and I would try to install my first Nextcloud on a VPS, which I at the moment have on Windows Server 2016,
Would that be fine, or should I rather upgrade to Windows Server 2022?
I see there is a very nice guide on how to install on a newer version of Windows, but not on 2016.

Which one do you think would be best and why?

Or should I try to set everything in a Linux environment? - In this case I would need to create a virtual machine with Linux on my VPS, that I have in Windows.

I would use Nextcloud for my personal storage, it is not a big deal, if it is less stable than Linux or if it restarts etc.

I appreciate your suggestions.

Hello @Tjasa_Kogovsek ,

welcome to the community of Nextcloud.

Windows is not supported as hosting platform. Please see


Best regards,

Indeed Windows itself is not directly supported but what is supported is e.g. this: Your Guide to the Nextcloud All-in-One on Windows 10 & 11! - Nextcloud


Thank you!
But I need Windows Server 2022 then to work right?
I just tried this Your Guide to the Nextcloud All-in-One on Windows 10 & 11! - Nextcloud and I get an error with the docker installation: Docker Desktop requires Windows 10 Pro/Enterprise/Home (18363+).

Windows Server 2022 uses Windows 10 version 21H2 (Build 19044), so this should work, right?

I think Docker Desktop does not officially support Windows Server unfortunately.

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Ok, then is best I get a VPS with Linux?
Or maybe I could just do a virtual box with Linux on my existing VPS?

Yeah a VPS with Linux would probably be the best approach. I would recommend Ubuntu 22.04 LTS.

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ok, but with a Virtual machine with Linux would also work right?
I would maybe first try like that, because I already have one WIndows VPS with enough storage for NextCloude

All right! You might try this one then: Index of /aio-vm. But it does not support running behind a reverse proxy!

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