Strategy for dedicated one company/one server hosting

Discussion created by CarstenLevin on Feb 23, 2016
Latest reply on Jul 21, 2017 by PointInSpace

Here I am starting with the assumption that the rule is that in the future shared hosting of multiple customers on the same FileMaker Server is not the way to go.


Could we use this discussion to come up with good solutions, known problems.


I can imagine many questions/themes that are relevant:

  • Hosting with AWS
  • Hosting with Azure
  • Hosting at other places.
  • Setting up a Windows Server with virtual servers
  • Cheap setup with a Mac mini per customer/server (not having to buy a Windows Server license per customer).
  • Is it possible to set up virtualisation on a Mac and how is performance.
  • Problems and solutions when having to manage the maintenance and backup of many servers.
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  • Etc.


And since this new rule is a reality from FileMaker 15 and onwards ... we should keep this part of the discussion in some of the other threads.