Maybe I'm just not looking on the correct pages for this issue. Once I download and set up a CiviCRM database, is the actual data saved to a cloud? Or, can I save it all to me local drive or network?

Thanks, G

  • It seems not a matter of civicrm as an installable CMS driven CRM system where you store your DBs. Please clarify. – nielo Sep 11 '18 at 21:12

Please refer to CiviCRM documentation, section on installation here https://docs.civicrm.org/sysadmin/en/latest, CiviCRM database is stored on your hard drive or local network depending on your setup


You can install CiviCRM either on a local server or on a web server off-premise ("the cloud") - off-premise is more common, but not the only option. Note that CiviCRM is web-based software, like WordPress - so you need a web server to run it on. Unless you maintain a server yourself, cloud-based is a much simpler option.

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