3 Replies Latest reply on May 2, 2013 2:39 PM by KeithLarochelle

    Choosing a Remote Hosting Service

    jbrown

      Hey all,

      My school is going to go to a remote hosting site for our new database for all three schools next year. The server guys feel its going to be better than having one school be the hosting site where the bandwith is limited already. We don't want to bog things down for one school.

       

      How do I pick a place to host it? What are some good places to host?

       

      We will have 1-3 database and will have about 70-90 users (within the next few years) accessing the database every day. The morning will be the biggest use of the database as everyone uses it to take attendance. I'm going to rebuild our database to FM 12 over the summer, so I'll need the FM 12 server.

       

      DO I look for reliability? The Filemaker Business Alliance badge? Word-of-Mouth?

      How do I know what kind of bandwidth and service i will need from the hosting site?

       

      I realize i'm asking people who probably do hosting. I'd love to get some information regarding your company's service if possible. I need to present 3 to 5 possibilities and let the guys who make the decisions pick one. I'm very inclined to go with someone here who I 'know' is in the filemaker developing business.

       

      We are looking for between $50 and $80 a month in the service (is this reasonable). And we're looking for the above needs to be met.

       

      Thanks

      jb

        • 1. Re: Choosing a Remote Hosting Service
          ch0c0halic

          jb may trapped hosting the bog,

           

          I suggest looking at the FBA members who provide hosting services.

           

          http://developer.filemaker.com/search/

           

           

          Check the "Show only Hosting Providers" checkbox.

          • 2. Re: Choosing a Remote Hosting Service
            PointInSpace

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            Hey all,

             

            My school is going to go to a remote hosting site for our new database

            for all three schools next year. The server guys feel its going to be

            better than having one school be the hosting site where the bandwith is

            limited already. We don't want to bog things down for one school.

             

            How do I pick a place to host it? What are some good places to host?

             

            We will have 1-3 database and will have about 70-90 users (within the

            next few years) accessing the database every day. The morning will be

            the biggest use of the database as everyone uses it to take attendance.

            I'm going to rebuild our database to FM 12 over the summer, so I'll need

            the FM 12 server.

             

            DO I look for reliability? The Filemaker Business Alliance badge?

            Word-of-Mouth?

             

            How do I know what kind of bandwidth and service i will need from the

            hosting site?

             

            I realize i'm asking people who probably do hosting. I'd love to get

            some information regarding your company's service if possible. I need to

            present 3 to 5 possibilities and let the guys who make the decisions

            pick one. I'm very inclined to go with someone here who I 'know' is in

            the filemaker developing business.

             

            We are looking for between $50 and $80 a month in the service (is this

            reasonable). And we're looking for the above needs to be met.

             

            Thanks

             

            jb

             

             

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            • 3. Re: Choosing a Remote Hosting Service
              KeithLarochelle

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