3 Replies Latest reply on May 31, 2017 3:54 AM by fmpdude

    Hosting an APP


      looking to host a fmp16 database online or as an app that only about 15 people will use, Is there any way that is cheap enough to do this for something that is just for fun?


      Thanks for any answers

        • 1. Re: Hosting an APP

          What version is your file?  If it is compatible with FileMaker v14 then you could use an online hosting service like http://fmphost.com/ to host it cheaply.

          Webdirect does mean that they only need to use the browser to access the file.

          Outside of that the licensing costs to host a 15 user file is probably too expensive just for fun.

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          • 2. Re: Hosting an APP

            We provide FileMaker Hosting services, and have been for over 18 years.  Have a look at:




            and let me know if you have any questions either here or off-list to jmay(at)pointinspace.com.  Thanks!


            - John

            • 3. Re: Hosting an APP

              What's "cheap"?  When I deploy an APP or EXE, hundreds or thousands of concurrent users can use it for free. Not so with FMP/FMS.  FMP hosting is expensive, relative to say, Linux hosing, and you have to agree to IMHO onerous terms and conditions.


              You might be better off to just set up your own Mac server and get a copy of FMS yourself.

              Compared to the APP or EXE distribution model, FMS is an expensive proposition (and why I avoid it).