NetSol Cloud

This category contains posts and pages geared toward the NetSol Cloud storage option. In this category, you can find documentation on Cloud usage as well as information on features and upgrades of the NetSol Cloud.

NetSol Cloud Update

November 14, 2012 – We are happy to announce a new update to our NetSol Cloud service which brings with it many bug fixes!  A list of changes is below:

  • Fix syncing of shared folder
  • Various sharing bugs fixed
  • Fix bug with deleting users
  • Fix check if resharing is allowed
  • Fix data migration
  • Fix folder uploads
  • Fix generation of tags
  • Fix user specific mount configuration
  • Improved performance of file updates
  • Fix some php warnings
  • Fix filesize calculation
  • Add visual feedback if password is set
  • Various smaller fixes
  • Several critical security fixes

If you have any issues with the new update, please contact us at



2012-11-14T15:07:55-06:00November 14, 2012|NetSol Cloud, News and Updates|Comments Off on NetSol Cloud Update

NetSol Cloud Update

We are pleased to announce the release of a new version of NetSol Cloud.  This new version includes many stability and bug fixes as well as feature enhancements.  A list of new features can be found below.  Some features are only available to corporate or dedicated server accounts.

  • Mounting of external storage: Administrators can now mount external cloud storage (Dropbox, Google, Swift, S3, etc.) and decide whether it is to be accessible by the entire user population, a group, or a specific user. Users can now do the same, providing the first ever file sync and share capability across multiple cloud services, using NetSol Cloud as the single point of access.
  • Faster syncing: Using a unique ID and algorithm, the sync mechanism now compares file and folder IDs to identify which to sync, rather than time stamps. This removes the need to have times in sync on desktops and servers, and reduces the overhead on both the client and server.
  • Sub-administrators for groups: Administrators can now assign one or more admins to groups on the NetSol Cloud system, enabling ad-hoc group access and facilitating sharing amongst employees, and between employees, contractors, suppliers and partners.
  • File versioning: Uploading a file with the same file name in the web interface will now generate a new version of the file and display the uploaded file as the newest version, further improving collaboration capabilities on non-connected NetSol Cloud devices.
  • Enhanced Sharing: Users can now provide more granular permissions when they share a file, including edit, delete and share rights, can set expiration dates for shared files, and can also set a password on the URL to access a shared link, and much more, all within a significantly faster and more scalable sharing engine.
  • Calendar improvements: Importing and exporting of calendar events got a complete rewrite to fix compatibility issues, work with repeating events, and is now much faster.
  • Syncing of shared address books: Shared address books can now be synced to other devices.
  • Drag and drop contacts between address books: When several address books are used, contacts can be moved or copied easily.


We recommend that all users of the NetSol Cloud who are using the desktop sync software upgrade to the newest version which can be found on the desktop sync client page to take advantage of the new synching algorithms.

If you have any questions or concerns about the new version, please contact us at or call 256-547-6817.


2012-10-13T17:30:22-05:00October 13, 2012|NetSol Cloud, News and Updates|Comments Off on NetSol Cloud Update

NetSol Cloud Pricing

Network Solutions, Inc. offers three levels for our NetSol Cloud storage product:

Personal Clould – This product is geared toward individuals who need a relatively small amount of storage to sync with their personal computer(s) and/or mobile devices.  Pricing for this level starts at FREE for customers who have current services with us.  Storage size starts at 2 GB and goes up to 20 GB.

Business Cloud – For businesses, we offer this solution which allows administrative access to the cloud.  This allows your administrator to add users, define rights on folders, add third party applications to the cloud, and gives you a branded portal for your company.  Storage size starts at 10 GB and goes up to 250 GB. Pricing starts at $25 /month.

Enterprise Cloud – For companies needing a large, high performance cloud server, we offer this level.  Using the Enterprise Cloud, customers get all of the benefits of the Business Cloud on a dedicated server.  This server can be co-located (owned by the customer) or leased from Network Solutions, Inc.   Storage size is only limited by the server purchased. Pricing starts at $250 /month.

2012-06-12T21:25:34-05:00June 12, 2012|NetSol Cloud, Products|Comments Off on NetSol Cloud Pricing

Desktop Client Sync Documentation for NetSol Cloud

This documentation will show you how to install and use the desktop sync software for NetSol Cloud.  There are versions for Windows, Linux, and Mac.  This document will focus on Windows, but use of the program is the same on all platforms.  Installation will vary somewhat, but the sync software will install just like any other software package on your platform of choice.

1) First, download the client sync software.
2) Run the installer.  Hit Next twice to take the defaults and then hit Install.  Hit Next again and then Finish.
3) The client will automatically run. You may get a popup warning about no connection being configured yet. Just hit OK to clear that message.
4) The client software runs in the systray next to the clock in Windows.  You will see a little cloud icon. Click it once to get the initial connection creation screen.
5) In the blank, enter your cloud URL (This is for users of the NetSol Cloud personal.  For Business or Enterprise users, the address will be different).
6) Hit Next and on the next screen, enter your username and password.  These are the same user/pass you use to log into the NetSol Cloud web interface. Do not put a check in the box.
7) Hit Next and you will get some messages related to the setup of the client.
8 ) Hit Finish.

At this point, the software is installed.  The wizard will disappear, but the client icon will still be visible in the systray.   By default, the client creates a folder called ownCloud in your user profile and it creates a clientsync folder on your cloud.  The ownCloud and clientsync folders are set up to syncronize.

If you would like to add other folders to sync, simply click the cloud icon in the systray.  A new window will appear.  Hit the “Add Sync…” button.
Choose the folder you would like to sync and give it a descriptive name (alias).
Hit Next.  Make sure you have a dot next to the first choice (to your ownCloud) and fill in the blank for the folder.  This name will be the folder name on your cloud. It can be the same as the folder name on your computer, but it does not have to be.
Hit Finish, and you will be taken to a screen which will show you the status of the sync.   You can close the window at this time and the files will sync in the background.


NOTE: The sync software does a complete synchronization. If you delete a file from a synced folder, the file will be removed from the cloud and from any other computers which are also syncing that folder.



2012-06-12T17:52:06-05:00June 12, 2012|Documentation, FAQ, NetSol Cloud|Comments Off on Desktop Client Sync Documentation for NetSol Cloud

Issues Mapping Windows Drive to NetSol Cloud

How to fix Slow WebDAV Performance in Windows: (should work for all versions)

  1. In Internet Explorer, open the Tools menu, then click Internet Options.
  2. Select the Connections tab.
  3. Click the LAN Settings button.
  4. Uncheck the “Automatically detect settings” box.

Unfortunately, Windows’ support for WebDAV is a little strange and may not always function correctly. We therefore recommend using one of the following WebDAV clients for Windows:

  • NetDrive is free for home users.
  • WebDrive is a robust product, but a bit pricey.
  • Cyberduck works on Windows and Mac and provides synchronization on demand. Very nice.
  • Total Commander together with the WebDAV plugin provides a FTP like interface to a WebDAV server.
  • BitKinex also provides an FTP like interface and integrates with Windows Explorer for drag and drop and is Freeware.

In addition to the above tools, the Microsoft Office products have built in WebDAV support. As an example, Microsoft Word can directly open and edit remote documents by using a WebDAV server.
This is also supported by LibreOffice.

Mapping a Windows Drive to a WebDAV Server

This tutorial shows you how to connect a Folder or a Windows Drive Letter to any WebDAV server, what to do if the command fails, what not to do, and security. This tutorial is for Windows XP/Vista/W7 client users.

The Two WebDAV Windows Clients

Microsoft Windows provides two WebDAV clients: Web Folders and WebDAV Mini Redirector. The clients are integrated and come preinstalled with your Windows.

Web Folders (XP only)

The first generation WebDAV client provided by Microsoft is called Web Folders and allows one to drag and drop between a remote WebDAV server and your local computer. The Web Folders client provides functionality similar to (secure) FTP.

How to connect (XP only):

  1. Go to My Network Places, and click on Add Network Place at the top of the left sidebar.
  2. The window that pops up is the Add Network Place Wizard. Click Next.
  3. On the next page, enter the URL of the WebDAV folder in the box named Internet or network address and click Next.
  4. A window asking for your username and password will pop up at this point. Enter your username and password, and click OK.
  5. On the next page, enter a name for this share — this is the name that will show up in the My Network Places listing.
  6. Click Finish on the next page.

WebDAV Mini Redirector (XP, Vista, and Win7)

This tutorial gives you a few tips when it comes to using the Windows WebDAV clients with any server.

The second generation Microsoft WebDAV client is called WebDAV Mini Redirector and allows one to map a WebDAV location to a Drive letter the same way as if you were using a Windows File Sharing/SMB/CIFS share.

WebDAV Mini Redirector limitations:

  • No support for secure connections (HTTPS) on Windows XP. There is support on Windows 7, but it does not always work. It is inconsistent.
  • Your WebDAV server must be using port 80, the default port.
  • Typically fails when transfering larger files.
  • Gets confused if the user does not have access to read and/or write to a file or directory.

How to connect:

  1. Right click on My Computer and select Map Network Drive.
  2. In the Folder “entry field”, enter the URL, and click Finish.
  3. Enter your username and password in the authentication box that appears.
Be sure to enter the correct username and password. WebDAV Mini Redirector may not take no for an answer and may continue attempting to login until the hacker prevention logic in BarracudaDrive bans your client’s IP address. You will get an obscure error message in the console. You can see if you are banned by attempting to login using a browser.

You can use the network drive like you use your C:\ hard drive as soon as the command completes successfully. This means that you can directly work with documents without first copying them, start computer programs, and more over the Internet.

The following image shows a Windows Explorer window listing the content of a WebDAV server.

Windows WebDAV Mini Redirector Authentication Bug:

Many Windows computers have a bug in the digest authentication process and thus authenticating using the above procedure will fail. You have the bug in your computer if the “Windows credentials dialogue” reappears after you have entered the correct username and password. It is possible to circumvent this bug by mapping the drive from the command line. Note, if the “Windows credentials dialogue” reappears, you must reboot your Windows computer before using the command line. Windows will continue to fail if you do not reboot. This is also true if you accidently enter the wrong credentials.

Do the following to map a drive and authenticate from the command line:

  1. Open a command window (DOS Window) by clicking the Windows start button and typing in the command “cmd” in the “run” or “search programs …” box.
  2. Type the following command in the command window:  (This will map to the N: drive)
    NET USE N: \\\netsol\remote.php\webdav /USER:yourusername yourpassword /persistent:no


What to do if the command fails

Error messages such as “The network name cannot be found” can be related to a number of problems. The first thing to do is to check if your Windows WebDAV client is disabled.

You can enable the client manually:

Start the WebClient Service

Go to:
Control Panel -> Performance And Maintanance -> Administrative Tools -> Services
Scroll down until you see WebClient.

Set WebClient to automatic and start the service. Try to connect from a command window and restart Windows if it fails.

Things get a bit complicated if you have the same problem after enabling the WebClient service and after rebooting Windows. You may have to upgrade your WebDAV Mini Redirector Windows client.

You can do a search on Google and you will find many articles related to the WebDAV Mini Redirector problems. You can also see Wikipedia: WebDAV and Microsoft Windows.

Upgrading Windows Vista WebDAV client:Microsoft has ackowledged there are Web Folder issues in Vista, but unless your system is 64-bit, you should be able to get Web Folders working by installing an update from Microsoft and using the instructions and “workarounds” in the following steps:

If you have a 32-bit Vista apply this Software Update for Web Folders (


After Rebooting

With Windows 7, the drive will not stay mapped.   This behavior is by design and more information about it can be found here: To work around this issue, create a BAT file using an editor like Notepad.  In that BAT file, just enter a command line like the NET USE statement above. We recommend starting the BAT file with “@echo off” (no quotes) so that your password is hidden when the window pops up.  Place this BAT file in your Startup folder.  It will run each time your start your computer and will remap the drive.   If you need help creating a BAT file, please contact us at

2014-01-03T17:55:09-06:00June 11, 2012|Documentation, FAQ, NetSol Cloud|Comments Off on Issues Mapping Windows Drive to NetSol Cloud

NetSol Cloud Updated

We have updated our NetSol Cloud offering with some new features to make it even more useful!  In addition to fixing bugs and improving performance, we’ve added these features:

  • Versioning  – Now as you make changes to your files, the Cloud keeps track of the version so you can revert back to previous ones
  • Drag and Drop Upload – Instead of hitting the upload button and browsing to the file you want to send, you can now just drag files into the browser to send them to the cloud
  • Tasks – Integrated To Do list
  • Calendars – Now you can share your calendar with other users!
  • Desktop Sync Clients – Now, you can have a copy of your data on your computer as well as in the NetSol Cloud so you can use your files offline
  • Other Enhancements – Improvements to the Gallery, notifications when files are shared, and many others!


We will be releasing more documentation with detailed usage instructions so you can start taking advantage of these new features soon.  However, if you need any help, please contact us at 256-547-6817 or


2012-06-11T21:12:52-05:00May 30, 2012|Internet, NetSol Cloud, News and Updates|Comments Off on NetSol Cloud Updated

Desktop Sync Clients for NetSol Cloud

The ownCloud Sync Client is a desktop program running on your computer. One or more specified directories on the local machine are going to be synced to your NetSol Cloud. Files on your NetSol Cloud are automatically the same as the ones on the local disk. If you change one here, its gets there and vice versa.  The latest version of the client is version 2.6.0.

Windows Client Version 2.6.0


Download the installer program and start to install ownCloud Client on your machine.


Download (2.6.0)

Linux Clients Version 2.6.0


Download Binaries

Mac Client Version 2.6.0

ownCloud client for Mac

(Mac OS X 10.7 or better, Intel 64 bit)

Installing the ownCloud client on your Mac is as easy as ABC:

  1. Download the installation file
  2. Click ownCloud-, a window with the ownCloud icon opens
  3. In that window, drag the ownCloud application into the ‘Applications’ folder on the right hand side
  4. From ‘Applications’, choose ownCloud

For learning how to tell if your Intel-based Mac has 64-bit processor, please check this page.


Download (2.6.0)

2020-01-22T16:15:12-06:00May 29, 2012|Documentation, NetSol Cloud|Comments Off on Desktop Sync Clients for NetSol Cloud

Cloud Storage Offering

February 29, 2012 – Network Solutions, Inc. would like to announce the release of our new cloud storage offering called NetSol Cloud.  With NetSol Cloud, you are able to securely store your important files where they are accessible from any internet connected machine.  You can connect to your storage area using Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, or iOS.  You can share your files individually with other NetSol Cloud users or even generate a publicly accessible URL.

For more information about this new product, please visit the NetSol Cloud page or contact us via email at or on the phone at 256-547-6817.

2012-06-11T21:13:35-05:00February 29, 2012|NetSol Cloud, News and Updates, Products|Comments Off on Cloud Storage Offering

Cloud Storage Documentation

For users taking advantage of our cloud storage offering (Netsol Cloud), we have prepared some documentation on the basic usage.

Web Access
Go to and enter your username/password.  You will have full access to all of the features of the Netsol Cloud.

Desktop Access
Desktop access does depend on the operating system you are running. As most people are running some flavor of Windows or Mac, we will document those here.  If you have some other OS, please contact our support at 256-547-6817 or for instructions.

Windows XP – simply click My Network Places and then choose “Add a network place” from the menu in the margin. A wizard will appear. Hit Next, and then choose “Choose another network location” and hit Next. For the internet or network address put and  hit Next.  You will be prompted for a username and password.  Enter the one assigned to you by us for your service. Type in a name for the network place (We recommend Netsol Cloud). Hit Next and Finish.

Windows 7 –  Just go to Computer, Map Network Drive (at the top).  Then, in the Folder field type  and make sure to check Connect using different credentials.  Please note that Windows 7 has some known issues with WebDAV.  See our page on Issues with Windows 7 for resolutions if you are having trouble.

Mac OSX – In Finder, click Go and then Connect to Server.  In the Server Address blank, type

In all cases, the web storage will act like any other drive on your machine.  You can drag and drop files, open files, or perform any other operation that you would normally do.  The changes will immediately be reflected on the cloud.  Keep in mind that the data is going across the internet, so file access may not be as quick as your local storage.  The speed will be dependent on your connection to the internet.



2012-10-08T19:15:02-05:00February 29, 2012|Documentation, Internet, NetSol Cloud|Comments Off on Cloud Storage Documentation
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