NextCloudPi renamed to NextCloudPlus, gets a new website, improved ncp-web, docker, languages and more

The latest release of NextCloudPi is out!

Work has been focused on improving user experience during the first setup, and bringing more power to the docker container and ncp-web. Also there is some news!

NextCloudPlus 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.


While originally NCP was only oriented towards running Nextcloud in the Raspberry Pi, it has since extended its scope to include all kinds of boards and architectures. We keep running into people online under the impression that we can’t enjoy ncp-web and the rest in an x86 server or an Odroid HC2, just because of the name.

So we decided for NextCloudPlus: we are still NCP and well, it’s Nextcloud with a plus πŸ˜‰

New web

It was getting confusing to have the information scattered throughout the blog and the wiki, so a single landing page with a simple design has been created,


No more default passwords

The initial setup process have been improved to make it lazy proof. There are no default passwords anymore, and less steps to follow.

If we navigate to nextcloudplus.local, we will be greeted with an activation page

We can now copy the credentials, or print this page and click the activation button. Our instance will be initialized with these random passwords, and we will be redirected to the first run wizard.


The web panel has received a polish, and a number of new features.


An informative landing page that presents an overview of the system, and some configuration advice.

Nextcloud configuration

An easy way to inspect config.php

Language bar

The language bar has been made more visible

Docker container

The docker container has received a well needed push to make it on par with the SD card version. All remaining ncp-apps have been ported to the docker version, plus we now have in-container upgrades just like the SD card version.

Just set nc-autoupdate-ncp and the container will receive all improvements and fixes just like all other NCP users.

Also, it is now supported to specify any custom external folder to use as a volume, so we can have our data and database in any folder of your choice. For instance, in order to save our files toΒ /media/USBdrive/ncdata, just pass the folder as a volume argument

docker run -d -p 4443:4443 -p 443:443 -p 80:80 -v /media/USBdrive/ncdata:/data --name nextcloudpi ownyourbits/nextcloudplus-x86 $DOMAIN

New languages

Spanish has been added to ncp-web, and Chinese is also in the oven

Author: nachoparker

Humbly sharing things that I find useful [ github dockerhub ]


  1. Hi first sorry for sending this to the wron place –
    I have some trouble with nextcloudplus-armhf (same with nextcloudpi) on my raspberry 3 model B on raspbian stretch (headless and with desktop).i followed the setup provided from ownyourbits but the setup fails every time.
    i tried it with clean installation but same problem.

    the docker log says:


    I am able to acces the activate page of ncp which implies docker setup works and some parts of setup.
    Do you have an idea, or advise for me?
    Thanks in advance

  2. Hi! Just read about the name change to ‘Plus’. Very fitting. I’m trying to find social media for OwnYourBits and NachoParker, but coming up with nothing. I would like to include mentions on Twitter, Mastodon and Diaspora.

    Great job!

  3. Hi all,

    I want download the previous version (Nextcloudpi), have you a link ?

    Where can we download old releases ?

      1. I installed nextcloudpi with an icy box external hard disk and it works perfectly.

        With Nextcloudplus, I have an error and the hard disk doesn’t work.

        With the same hardware and nextcloudpi it works fine. And if I do the update it works, so I would install nextcloupi with my external hard disk and then update to nextcloudplus.

        1. That is probably a hardware issue because nothing has changed between the last two images regarding mounting. In any case, it would be better to open a conversation in the forums and try to see what’s going on.

  4. Hello
    I installed nextcloudplus and I have got some problems to get the ez server monitoring system on my browser. From the http://192.168.x.x/ezservermonitoring/ i showed see the memory, cpu etc and that open the nextcloud.
    I have added the virtualhost but nothing happened
    Any idea ?


  5. Hi,
    such a great work, thank you for the image, your tools and the good instruction. But I have one question, perhaps you can help me.
    I have installed NextCloudPlus on a raspberry pi 3, the data are on a usb-device. I migrated the database there, too.
    But in a few days my new Rock64 will still be there, so I have to move the system.
    What are the right steps to do the migration? And without lost of my database and the data on the usb-device.
    Can you give me a hint about the steps?

    Best regards

  6. Hey, thanks again. NCP was really awesome for my pi3, for which I am very grateful. Now I also have an odroid H2 and can’t find an arm64 container.
    I want to install ncp on my OMV 4 via docker plugin is this possible? If there are no arm64 containers yet, how long do you think it could take?
    Thank you very much and keep up the good work!

      1. all right, one simple question please, only yes or no?^^ Can i use your nextcloudplus-armhf docker on our hc1/2 with omv-docker plugin?

  7. What do you guys use to run NCP on a Pi? Isn’t there a limitation for SATA-over-USB due to Ethernet using the same bus or something like that, limiting transfer speeds to 40MB/s?

  8. Hey NachoParker,

    I’m super excited to see NCPi/Plus evolving thanks to contributions from so many dedicated people. I’ve run into some issues with documentation surrounding the announced change.


    * The new webpage for NextCloudPlus still has the title of NextCloudPi and image branding is still for NextCloudPi.
    * The link ( ) lists the x86 docker as NextCloudPi, which confuses users like me about what command to run to obtain the latest release.
    * That same Docker x86 section provides a link to more instructions ( ) that were last updated nearly a year ago and the instructions contained there created a lot of confusion for me. I noticed toward the top of that instruction page that it is mentioned they’re outdated and folks are directed to another page ( ). There are a few hops there and I got lost.
    * There are additional installation instructions provided toward the bottom of that aren’t linked to elsewhere on the page, and they also seem to be for NextCloudPi.

    With all the big changes happening, I hope that instructions/tutorials and the main page can be updated soon.

    Thanks again

  9. Also the command to install nextcloudplus listed on this page ( ) reads:
    docker run -d -p 4443:4443 -p 443:443 -p 80:80 -v ncdata:/data –name nextcloudpi ownyourbits/nextcloudplus-armhf $DOMAIN

    I believe it should say:
    docker run -d -p 4443:4443 -p 443:443 -p 80:80 -v ncdata:/data –name nextcloudpi ownyourbits/nextcloudplus-x86

    Looks like ARM was accidentally referenced there.

  10. Hi,
    I have installed nextcloudplus on my rasperry pi 3b+. But I have lost my password for the web-panel.
    How can I change or reset the username and password?
    When I write nc-passwd with the ssh connection, then I get the message: “command not found”
    What can I do?

  11. Hello,
    how can I use nc-passwd.
    When I type in nc-passwd as root, then I get the message “command not found.”
    I have installed nextcloudplus and I have lost the password for the admin-webpanel.

  12. I am having issues. I have NextcloudPi running \, I think. I opened the activation page using the ip address of the RPI. I copied the passwords … clicked active but all I get is “NextCloudPi not yet initialized, trying again in a few seconds ..” This has been going now for over 1/2 hour. I attempted again but received the exact same result.

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