3 Replies Latest reply on Dec 28, 2014 1:07 AM by lavendt

    Mavricks server and multiple website domains.


      We were on FMS 11 using snowleopard and have 2 domain names hosted in the web server settings (using server admin) Now we are moving accross to FMS13, I have it all working except for hosting the second web site. I have not installed server admin so I know I cant setup the webistes there. How do I add a domain to my webserver and point it to a specific folder for website 2 now that FMS is the apache server.




      Thanks in advance


        • 1. Re: Mavricks server and multiple website domains.


          See chapter 7, "setting up the web server"


          If you have the OS X Server application installed and use it to enable any HTTP services (for

          example, websites or the wiki), the existing Apache instance may be re-enabled after

          FileMaker Server is installed. Therefore to ensure the Apache instance used by FileMaker Server

          works normally, you may need to configure any other HTTP services to use different ports from

          the ports that FileMaker Server uses, disable other HTTP services, or uninstall the OS X Server


          • 2. Re: Mavricks server and multiple website domains.



            I also found out that I need to setup virtual hosts and I located a brilliant post in this forum area from Claus Lavendt who also wrote a tool to create the config file. 


            Wtih FileMaker Server 13 we got a lot of great new stuff.

            However, the installation of FMS13 will take over the Apache webserver on a Mac OSX server, which will prevent you from using the built-in web tools in Mac OSX ServerAdmin.

            Many people will have a need to be able to create virtual hosts for especially CWP solutions.

            Please be aware that FMI strongly advice you to only use a dedicated machine for FMS.


            As FMS13 takes over the Apache, there is no native way to configure Virtual Hosts, using GUI tools on Mac OS X.

            Due to this change, I have created a guide, with an accompanion FileMaker solution, that gives you the ability to configure Virtual Hosts.

            It can be used for a lot of things and also give you the ability to e.g. create an alias, that takes the user directly to a WD solution, without showing the WD homepage.

            e.g. www.mycompany.com/wd can take the user directly to the WebDirect solution.

            It is also possibly to specify the web folder path, so it can e.g. be stored on another hard drive. (pay attention to privileges)


            Using this guide, you can make the setup within 10 min.

            In this version, SSL sites is not supported. This is due to some heavy re-write rules in the configuration, which I have not been able to find an easy way around yet.


            Feedback is greatly appreachiated, both here and in email.


            This guide is not official supported by FMI, so any use is on your own risk.


            • 3. Re: Mavricks server and multiple website domains.

              To anyone that might be interested, we just released a new updated guide and tool for virtual host on FMS13.0v5


              * Support for Yosemite

              * Support for SSL

              * Tool is now completely open and does not use plugin anymore

              * Extra "goodies" tips&tricks in the guide

              * Still free !


              Feedback is greatly appreciated.

              ** NEW ** - Updated Virtual Host for FMS13 guide and tool