Pricing & Plans10.0/10
Ease of Use8.5/10
- 20 GB Free Storage
- Cheap 10 TB Plan
- Responsive interface
- Decent sharing options
- No desktop client
- No mobile application
- No file versioning system
- Copied the security page from another cloud storage provider
- No client-side encryption
- No two-factor authentication
- Uses a bought script "BeDrive"
Cloudoza is one of the newest cloud storage providers on the market and that certainly shows in terms of their features. During this Cloudoza review we’ll find out that some things work pretty well but they’re very far from becoming my go-to option for cloud storage.
IMPORTANT: Cloudoza as a service has shut down months from going live and no longer exists.
Read the full Cloudoza review down below.
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$4.99/month 500 GB
|Go to pCloud|
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$8/month 2000 GB
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|Pricing & Plans|
|Free storage||20 GB|
|Payment methods||Credit card, PayPal|
|Ease of use|
|Open in-browser||PDF, Videos, Images, Music|
|Block-level file sync|
|Sync any folder|
|Share download links|
|Link password protection|
|Link expiration dates|
|Link download limits|
|Share upload links|
|Set folder permissions|
|File versioning system|
|Live chat support|
Cloudoza certainly stands out in the crowd with the very cheap Pro plan and a generous number of free gigabytes. It’s what really makes them appealing but only time will tell if they can keep up with these prices. My guess is that they want to attract new customers via this method and then eventually raise the prices or completely change their plans. But as it stands right now they’re certainly the cheapest option out there. They accept PayPal, Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover.
The Pro plan also comes with 24/7 support.
Cloudoza offers no lifetime cloud storage plans.
Cloudoza is as basic as basic gets when it comes to cloud storage. They offer the browser experience and no other desktop or mobile apps. You can find far better alternatives at our Top 10 Cloud Storage Providers list.
Making an account is simple like with all other cloud storage providers (you can also use Facebook to log in). Once registered and inside you’re greeted with a standard looking user interface. I can’t say that I am very fond of the colour scheme but that isn’t that important. What is important is that the user interface works well and allows you to manage your files with ease. Cloudoza does an okay job here, the interface is responsive and the files are easily accessible.
They don’t say this anywhere but they’re indeed using BeDrive (the same as ThunderDrive). BeDrive is a script that can be bought for $49 and then used to set up a cloud storage platform. It’s a good script but it tells a story about the cloud storage provider.
On the left you have the menu which lets you upload files or folder or access already existing files in the cloud:
- My Drive – Access all of the uploaded folders & files.
- Shared with me – Displays files and folders shared with you.
- Recent – Displays files that have been uploaded or changed recently.
- Starred – Shows all of the files you marked for quick access.
- Trash – Shows deleted files.
- Knowledgebase – A link to the FAQ base provided by Cloudoza.
On the right, you have quick access to file information. It’s also possible to switch between list and tiled view. If you’re a fan of the lately popular dark modes, that is also available by clicking on your e-mail in the top right corner. I have to say I haven’t seen this available with any other cloud storage so it’s definitely a bonus.
There are no file size or type limits with Cloudoza which is good.
File previews & edits
It’s very useful if the cloud storage provider allows you to preview files directly in the cloud – That’s especially true for Cloudoza since they provide no desktop client that would allow you to synchronise files with the cloud.
Previewing PDF files seemed to have worked just fine but it isn’t possible to preview Office files which are often-times needed. Streaming videos, listening to music and watching images is all possible directly from the browser though which is great.
Cloudoza provides no desktop client that you could use on your computer to access files in the cloud. As such, any kind of synchronisation is also off the table. According to their support, the desktop client is on their roadmap but there’s no ETA for that yet. To me, that’s a huge downside as I want to be able to access all of the files in the cloud right from my desktop.
Sharing files with Cloudoza is actually quite advanced when it comes to their download links. You’re able to:
- Set link expiration dates.
- Set a password protection on the link.
- Allow edits to be made to the files within the shared link (keep in mind that a Cloudoza account will be needed on the other end to edit the files).
- Set a link as “view only” and that way prevent downloads.
It’s also possible to invite people to your folders and share the folders with them with various degrees of permissions:
- Can edit
- Can download
- Can view
Items that have been deleted stay in the trash bin for 30 days after which they’re permanently deleted from cloud storage. Unfortunately, there’s no file versioning system available with Cloudoza.
I was going to write up everything that Cloudoza features in terms of security. It’s clear that they provide no client-side encryption so you can say goodbye to zero-knowledge privacy (unlike with pCloud, Icedrive and Sync.com). Two-factor authentication is also not available. Cloudoza does provide an extensive list in regards to their security measures such as:
- Hosted in premier Tier IV data centre facilities that are fully redundant and certified for SOC-2 and ISO 27001 compliance.
- Staffed 24/7/365 with on-site security personnel.
- Cloudoza encrypts data at rest and data in transit to prevent leakage and ensure privacy.
- All communications with Cloudoza are transmitted using HTTPS.
Now that’s all great but then this all sounded familiar already. I went to the “Security” page listed at ThunderDrive and shockingly found out that it is a direct copy. I don’t know who copied whose page but one thing is clear to me. If they copied the text explaining the security features from another cloud storage provider, can you really trust them with your data and trust them that what they say is true? I certainly wouldn’t be willing to. Just on that basis, Cloudoza gets the lowest score in my book when it comes to security.
Cloudoza has an FAQ base which contains answers to around 11 questions so that’s not much of a help if you run into technical problems or just need other help. You can contact them via e-mail and they did respond to my inquiry within a day (although they haven’t received my first e-mail for some reason, or so I’ve been told?). They also mention a “Live chat” support in their FAQ base but I am yet to find that “Live chat” button in the bottom right corner. I don’t think it actually exists.
Cloudoza provides no mobile application or any other additional features that I could point out. I’ve been told that their team is currently working on a mobile application so let’s hope that comes out soon.
Cloudoza offers a decent cloud storage solution if you just need to deposit a few files online and that’s it. I wouldn’t recommend using it for daily tasks though, with no desktop or mobile apps available, the security of your files also isn’t guaranteed with the way they copied their security page from another cloud storage provider. The only thing going for them are the decent sharing options alongside the cheap paid 10 TB plan. I recommend you take a look at our Top 10 Cloud Storage Providers list before taking the leap though…
Hopefully, we’ve gone through everything that you wanted to know about Cloudoza within this Cloudoza review. If you have any unanswered questions feel free to ask them in the comments section down below and I’ll answer them shortly!