2 Replies Latest reply on Mar 25, 2010 1:35 PM by davidanders

    Sharing Database



      Sharing Database


      I maintain a 55 MB database at one site. A friend wants to help me at another site with data entry. My isp provides only a dynamic ip address. What options are there to make this work? I use FM 8 and could update to FM 11 if necessary.

        • 1. Re: Sharing Database

          You should look into a FileMaker hosting provider, such as ourselves:




          We supply the server, FileMaker Server Advanced license, monitoring, maintenance, upgrades, etc. so you don't have to maintain your own server.  You can access your databases via any combination of FileMaker Network Sharing (FileMaker Pro <-> Server), Instant Web Publishing, Custom Web Publishing (XML/XSLT, PHP or Lasso) and/or ODBC/JDBC.  We supply 25 user connections with all of our shared hosting accounts.


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          - John

          • 2. Re: Sharing Database

            You can share a database with a dynamic IP address.

            Though dynamic, they often change very infrequently.

            You can check this with http://whatismyipaddress.com   over a week or so, with computer shut downs.

            If the power goes out, this is the most likely time the IP address might change.

            You would just let him know the new IP address.

            If it does change frequently, there is a free service to help  http://www.dyndns.com/services/dns/dyndns/

            Assuming you both have high speed internet connections and both have Filemaker.