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FMS on Mac Server setup question.

Question asked by ErichWetzel on Oct 20, 2016
Latest reply on Oct 20, 2016 by ErichWetzel

Can anyone provide confirmation that the following is possible or suggest how to achieve it:


We currently run a 2 machine FMS 15 installation. We host two web sites, different domains, set up as virtual hosts in the single FMS instance of Apache. I am trying to move over to macOS 10.12 and am installing FMS from the current installer provided by FileMaker for macOS 10.12 Sierra. My current setup works as it is being coded and remains working as expected through restarts of Apache, but does not survive a reboot of the machine. The web sites go missing.


With the changes in FMS allowing for web access ports to be selected for its Apache instance, I am guessing that I could possibly host my web pages on the macOS instance of Apache on the same worker machine. I am also guessing that as long as I select available alternate ports for the FMS instance of Apache that Web Direct will work with a browser directed to the FMS ports AND that my web site will still work with the WPE that is on the same machine and provide the expected results.


So for example:

on private IP with all public requests forwarded to the ports below on the single server


macOS hosts two web sites, both on port 80 both using the FMS WPE

FMS installed as a worker in two machine setup with its own installation of Apache for Web Direct and the ports below selected in setup.


     http - port 8080

     https - port 8081


I am hoping that, assuming all ports are properly named and forwarded that public requests return

     Public request - > gets

     Public request - > gets

     Public request - > gets with FMS redirect to SSL Web Direct


Any ideas?


Thanks - Erich