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Why does FM recommend a dedicated server machine?

Question asked by LawrenceCamp on Sep 11, 2012
Latest reply on Sep 12, 2012 by GordonShewach

In the "General Hardware Considerations For FileMaker Server" the first suggestion is: "Use a dedicated machine / system for FileMaker Server: FileMaker Server should be installed and run on a dedicated machine whose sole purpose is to be used as a database server. There are many reasons why you should consider dedicating a system to FileMaker Server."


The paper gives lots of good information on server requirements, but it doesn't say what these many reasons are for using a dedicated machine. Performance and stability seem obvious, but if the database has only a few users, is it really necessary?


Thanks for your idea,