one thing up front, i don't have much knowledge on hosting/php/admin stuff. i'm just looking for a private cloud where i can sync a couple of files for backup, and have a calender and contacts on the cloud via webdav. and access them with my mobile and laptop. honestly nothing fancy and i am willing to pay for it (actually a lot).
for 3 years now, i was running owncloud 5.0 and this was enough for my purposes. since a couple of month i can't sync my files anymore, because the desktop client is too new for owncloud 5.0. so i tried updating my self. but i failed beacuse i don't have enough knowlede for those things.
so now i ordered a new package via owncube (which is now more expensive and has less gb space, yay) running owncloud 9.1.2. i have to pay extra to have access to cpanel to install such things as calender and contacts app. which is just about the ONLY thing i really need. since i purchased a new package and tried to install these 2 apps, both of them are not working.
my basic question is this: before i waste anymore time googling php codes / config files / howto's and in general all of that webhosting knowledge that i don't have, is it even possible to just own a private cloud thats not in the hands of google etc. for these basic tasks listed up above?
since i am no admin ore anything like that, i was under the assumption that if i pay for that package, i could rely on those basic features. this does not seem to work.
am i searching for something that does not exist for the average user that does not know too much about coding? or are there any alternatives? someone who hosts a working owncloud instance with calender and contact feature?
sorry for my bad english, and i don't want to ramble on, i just wan't my own cloud that works. (no pun intended). please tell my know if i am looking for something that does not exist (at least for me).
thank you very much!