douglerner

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?


Thanks,


doug

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