3 Replies Latest reply on Feb 20, 2014 12:16 PM by PointInSpace

    Three user Company - best way to network



      Three user Company - best way to network


      For a small company with 3 users, all three in different locations, and with only one at this point having FileMaker; what is the least expensive way to set up a FIleMaker database so information can be viewed and entered by all three.  Safety of information is also a concern.



        • 1. Re: Three user Company - best way to network

          The least expensive option is to use your single copy of FileMaker to host the file using Instant Web Publishing. Then the other two users can use their web browser to access the file. There are design limitations in due to useing browsers instead of copies of FileMaker, so you will need to read up on instant web publishing and plan on an extra round of testing to make sure your layouts work with the web browsers used by your other two users. There's a PDF that comes with FileMaker that has more info on IWP. Pull down the help menu and select the documents sub menu to find and open this PDF to learn more.

          You'll also need to set up port forwarding on your internet router so that your remote users can find and connect to it in order to access your web published database.

          For security, you can use manage security to issue each user an account and password to use for controlled access to your database.

          • 3. Re: Three user Company - best way to network

                 You may also want to consider using a FileMaker hosting provider, such as ourselves.  If you want more information, please contact me privately.  Thanks!

                 - John