4 Replies Latest reply on May 2, 2013 2:43 PM by KeithLarochelle

    Website hosting


      I recall seeing a post in here once (although I can't find it now), about a company that would host websites using Filemaker Server Advanced as the underlying DB. Does anyone know of companies that provide that service and have any experience using them? I have a web application (pretty complex), which I think some of my clients would like to not host themselves. I myself am not looking to get into the hosting business, so perhaps utilizing a company that provides that type of service is a good alternative. Obviously things like backup services, server quality, memory, etc. would be important.

      Any leads and comments about experiences would be appreciated.

        • 1. Re: Website hosting

          I have tried, and heard good things, about Point-in-Space and Triple8.  There are a bunch of them, but I haven't used most of them.  I've heard good things about WorldCloud also, but I've not used them yet.

          • 2. Re: Website hosting

            I've worked with Point-in-space and Digital Forest. I believe you can find a list of providers here:



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            • 3. Re: Website hosting

              I use LongTerm Solutions. Been very happy with them.



              • 4. Re: Website hosting

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