My company has a Windows 2012 R2 server that serves many roles. It hosts our website, a few of our customer's websites, handles FTP, remote desktop and of course FMS. I know this is taboo but we are very close to getting them all to play nice together.
I would like to separate my server's roles a bit better. Here's a screenshot of my situation:
Right now our websites are in the FMWebSite directory and, because FMWebSite uses port 80, Default Web Site is Stopped. I'd like FMS to use a different port so that I can use the Default Web Site configuration on port 80.
However, I'm afraid if I change FMS to use a different port that things will get ugly. For example, if I use port 81, will I have to enter XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX:81 in FMP's Open Remote dialog to access my files? Will I now be using a port that some other program needed? Or will everything work as smoothly as it does on port 80?
Do I need to change port 443 as well? Will using port 444 break anything?
Got answer from a FileMaker phone support tech named Justin. He did a fantastic job.
If I change port to 81, I'll have to reference that port number in my path to FileMaker everywhere. This is the ugliness I was afraid of.
It would be cleanest for me to use two separate servers: one for my web server and one for FileMaker Server, both using port 80.