ownCloud recently announced version 3 of their personal cloud system. It's pretty cool! Their installation process is relatively simple - it only takes a few minutes to get it up and running on
They kindly mentioned that PageKite might be useful for those who want to go a step further, and make their ownCloud visible to the public Internet.
So here is how to do just that, with automatic TLS encryption and the works:
# Install pagekite.py to /usr/local/bin: $ curl -s https://pagekite.net/pk/ | sudo bash # Fire it up! $ pagekite.py 80 YOUR-NAME-HERE.pagekite.me
Voila! Your ownCloud will be publicly visible as: https://YOUR-NAME-HERE.pagekite.me/owncloud/.
Note: although PageKite is free as in freedom, the PageKite service is not gratis - it costs money to run and we are trying to make a living here! The source is available, so if you don't want to pay us you can run your own private "pagekite service". But... our trial period is long and generous and there are no strings attached. So please feel free to give it a try.