The difference represents different types of connections.
The first is the number of clients that can be connected through FileMaker Pro (or Pro Advanced) client.
The second is the number of clients that can be connected through the web interface with a custom-designed application (in PHP). This is different from WebDirect. Look at the FileMaker WebDirect tab to see your connection limits for WebDirect.
The limits in the table are what the system is tested as being capable of handling. YMMV
So in the first screenshot, it means if i make a remote connection using Filemaker Pro from any computer then there are no limits, and if i connect using WebDirect Host Address from any computer then the limit will be 100 maximum?
The CWP does only mean PHP and XML?
If what i'm saying correct, then what is the purpose of the 100 limit to WebDirect? Anyway to increase that?
No, the first screenshot is saying that your FileMaker license does not limit how many simultaneous FileMaker Pro connections can be made, however directly underneath that there is a box where you can configure the connection limit for your system. It shows that it is currently set at 250.
Again, with Custom Web Publishing your license does not limit how many simultaneous CWP connections can be made, however directly underneath that there is a box where you can configure the connection limit for your system. It shows that it is currently set at 200.
As I said earlier, you need to look at the FileMaker WebDirect tab to see what the connection limitations are for WebDirect connections (likely 1, unless you have purchased additional connections).
The table from FileMaker indicates what the FileMaker Server is capable of handling in ideal conditions. However, depending on what license you have, there may be additional restrictions. There is a difference between what the system is capable of handling and what you are licensed to do with it.
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(Keep in mind that all of this is "simultaneous" connections - so 100 people connected and working in the database at the same time.)
Yes philipHPG we are talking about simultaneous connections that can be established from Filemaker Pro users from any computer to Filemaker Server, and how would you do that? isn't it using File>Open Remote from Filemaker Pro? This is what i meant!
Only 1 user connection for WebDirect for testing purposes? That's tough!
In this screenshot it doesn't say that but yea you are right it is mentioned in the link above.
- 1 user connection allowed for WebDirect, to get more users then you can purchase from Filemaker Store, and the limit is 100. You can contact support when you want 100+.
- Simultaneous connections from Filemaker Pro users to Filemaker Server can be established with no additional cost, the limit depends on what hardware can handle and the limit specified in the server admin console.
For this topic to be a clear explanation for anyone then lets complete it with the following:
We are missing Filemaker Pro Solution Sharing in the topic, you can share the solution with up to 5 simultaneous connections, and if you need more than 5, then you have to consider Filemaker Server.
Thanks a lot for the detailed explanation and your time.
Sorry, the correct place to look for the number of connections allowed by your license for WebDirect (and FM Go) is shown under General Settings -> Connections.
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Why is that surprising; that's what you bought... shouldn't be surprise, right?
The other place you can check your license is in the admin console
General Settings > Server info tab > button at the right lower corner "change license key"
If you have any restrictions based on your license they are all listed there.
Surprised because i'm using the trial version, and i have been told above that i will get only one user connection,
So i guess if i purchase Filemaker Server 15 i will get only one user connection and i will have to pay for the rest, but the trial version provides 26
Do i have to choose one correct answer? I feel like most of the replies are beneficial!
I have a side question.
Is the trial FMS 15 version an FLT server ?