If both Peer to Peer and cloud based hosting are not an option, then FM Server is the only option left. That was easy. It also seems like the right choice for you regardless. Peer to Peer really isn't ideal for a stable production environment anyway.
I don't understand why the solution can't be cloud-based because you are in Australia. We provide affordable dedicated hosting solutions using only Australian-based data centres. Based on five to seven users in a small company, our hosting services would be the best solution. We have a number of clients who fall into the same category.
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Probably thinking that AWS/FM Cloud isn't available there yet? Is it not?
Guessing OP didn't realize there were third party options. If that was the only reason, then by all means, take a look at cloud based. Far fewer hassles for a small solution.
It's true that AWS isn't available in Australia yet, but it's not too far off. However we still believe that we can offer better hosting solutions than AWS.
FileMaker Server appears to tick all the boxes, but perhaps overkill given the number of users? ...although the solution can't be cloud-based as we are in Australia.
Thanks in advance,
FileMaker server is very necessary for you, the number of users requires FileMaker Server. Also FileMaker server has a proper backup mechanism which hosting with FileMaker Pro does not.
There are lots of hosting options in Australia and I'll put my hand up here also
Or google search Google
Hi - I'm a complete "newbie" here so please be patient
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