Is it true that FM 13 server is more stable than FM 14 server for WebDirect

Discussion created by douglerner on Mar 4, 2016
Latest reply on Mar 4, 2016 by Mike_Mitchell

I'm doing a trial at FMPHost and since I haven't purchased an FM client yet I decided to test my uploaded database with WebDirect.


First I thought, “Wow! This looks just like with the client! And it’s fast!”


But after leafing through a few records I could not get to the next record and I seemed to get logged out and had to login again.


Then it happened a 2nd time.

FMPHost support replied: "Unfortunately, WebDirect on FileMaker Server 14 is not as stable as WebDirect on FileMaker Server 13. If possible, try moving your database there, you'll most likely have a better experience."

Is that everybody's general opinion?

When it worked though I was impressed with the speed  and appearance of WebDirect and wonder how much regular users really need a client. Is the client typically much better overall?