NextCloudPi gets new look and feel, Redis, spDNS support, Berryboot support, Debian installer and more

The latest release of NextCloudPi is out!

We come with a big bunch of changes, ranging from performance improvements, aesthetic changes, more DDNS providers and new options for installation.

As usual, there have been many fixes and enhancements. I would like to thank everyone that was involved.

NextCloudPi improves everyday thanks to your feedback. Please report any problems here. Also, you can discuss anything in the forums.

Last but not least, please download through bitorrent and share it for a while to help keep hosting costs down.

New logo!


Jan from the Nextcloud team was very nice to provide us with this much cleaner and more professional looking logo. Thanks!

Debian installer

As a first step towards enjoying Nextcloud on systems other that the Raspberry Pi, a new way of installing NextCloudPi has been introduced.

We can now install NextCloudPi in any Debian stretch system of any architecture with

# curl -sSL | bash

Of course, you should inspect the code first.

With this we aim at starting testing on other boards and eventually provide images for them.

An important change is that because we are not only focusing the Raspberry Pi now, the default user for the web interface is now ncp and the default password ownyourbits. This only applies to new images. DDNS support


More options for DDNS keep coming! is a popular German DDNS provider with a focus on privacy.

Thanks to TimmThaler

Berryboot image


For those who don’t know what Berryboot is, I’ll quote their website

For people short on SD cards: Berryboot is a simple boot selection screen for ARM computers like the Raspberry Pi, that allows you to put multiple Linux distributions on a single SD card.
In addition it allows you to put the operating system files on an external USB hard drive instead of on the SD card itself.

So that means that you can now use Berryboot to install NextCloudPi to a USB drive and have it coexist with other images such as Kodi or Retropie.

Check the installation instructions here.

Thanks to Oliver V. for this contribution

Improved wizard

Even though there is still work being done, the wizard is now considered feature complete. It will now provide a more complete configuration with fewer questions, and pop up upon the first run of the web interface.

The user will receive feedback of what options are being activated as well as an option to see the detailed logs.


Performance have been improved by including Redis as a data cache and locking system for heavier uses of Nextcloud.

Because we are supporting other systems now, it makes sense to provide these features at the expense of another service running on the system.

This will be specially noticeable in big uploads, and uploads with many small files.

New default theme

Now that we have a new logo, we thought that it was time to provide a NextCloudPi theme! Thanks Paolo and the rest for the help.


If you would like to roll back to the default Nextcloud looks you can do so under the admin > theming section.


We also updated the NextCloudPi Panel and Wizard


Author: nachoparker

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  1. Great work!!

    Based on the many changes in this and previous release can we expect this is mostly a stable release? In the future can we expect to install updates without disrupting a running system?

    Thank you for all your efforts

    1. Redis was a big change, so I don’t expect deep structural changes in the future. Updates are safe in general, actually I recommend to use auto updates. It is not recommended to NOT update for a long time and then try to make a big leap. That is more risky.

      In any case, structurally I feel that everything is in place, just need to continue polishing, so no risky changes in the horizon.

      Of course, it is impossible to guarantee that nothing will ever break, given the fact that people can reconfigure the system, install other things on the side and so on, and the possibility of human errors, or unforeseen circumstances ( last saturday there were problems with the Raspbian mirrordirector that disrupted some installations ). What we can guarantee is that they will be fixed ASAP through ncp-update

  2. Hello
    I tried to access https: //192.168.x.x: 4443 with the credentials:
    user: admin
    pwd: ownyourbits
    user: ncp
    pwd: ownyourbits
    but I can not access
    Can you help me
    Thank you

  3. Great work! I really appreciated the easy install and the comfortable config via nextcloudpi-config.
    I have one issue though, that I do not get solved: I also installed “pi Control” ( in the subdirectory “/control”, but I cannot reach it. On my former installation (the “standard” NC) I just had to type “https://192.168.1.xx/control” and I got the web interface of pi control. Now, whatever I type, I always automaticall end up at the NC login screen. How come? Or rather: what can I do to get access to the subpages?
    Current directory structure:
    Any help appreciated!

    1. Solved it with a symlink from /var/www/nextcloud/control to /var/www/html/control
      🙂 Sometimes writing down your problems is helping finding the solution on your own… 😉

  4. Hi Nacho,
    I just wander if I there is a way to run the ncp-audit command from the command line in my server. It will be great 🙂
    Thanks a lot for your work, man! It is amazing!
    Kind regards,

  5. I’ve got a problem.
    I tried to mount a second drive to use it as a backup drive. So now when I plug in the second external harddrive nextcloud / pi changes the mountpoint of my standard harddrive and is no longer able to find my files and gives me error on the starting page.

    Is there an opportunity to give pi static mounpoints so that the both external drives will always be mounted on the exact mountpoint?

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