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I need help with AWS

Question asked by on Aug 3, 2017
Latest reply on Aug 4, 2017 by PointInSpace

Hello. My office is upgrading from fm11 to fm16. We got filemaker 16 installed, but it needs a server connection to function. We didn't have a server before, so my boss has asked me to get that sorted. I tried installing the fm server software on one of our pcs in-house, but apparently the software doesn't work on them (They use windows 7). Sooo, it was suggested that I set up a server with AWS. I'm really trying to do that, but it's painfully clear that I have no idea what any of this stuff means. Manual launch vs service catalog? What exactly IS EC2? Will their software run on windows and will it be simple enough for me to manage? Are they actually hosting the server? How on earth do I figure out what our usage might be? There's no way to contact them directly.


There's only two of us (my boss and myself) year-round (Possibly four or five during fall), and I don't know the first thing about servers. I'm just an office manager. Someone please help!