6 Replies Latest reply on Jul 17, 2015 4:42 AM by ibrahim_bittar

    FileMaker Hosting Referrals


      Please!!!  I only wish to hear referrals from actual users.  I'm not interested in "Why We're wonderful" answers."


      I do have one unusual requirement.  I need to install as server side plug in. ( I'm fully licensed for the plug in)  My users are for all intents and purposes FileMaker go users.  Three files.  Two interface files, One data file.

      Speed is a key concern.  Also would like to be able to write some server side scripts.
      Thanks for your suggestions

        • 1. Re: FileMaker Hosting Referrals

          where are you from?




          Certified FileMaker Hoster

          • 2. Re: FileMaker Hosting Referrals

            fmphost.com is a good hoster - ask them, they provide answers quickly.

            • 3. Re: FileMaker Hosting Referrals

              Seeing as you want to use server plugins etc, then if you have the budget, then you might want to consider having your own copy of FileMaker Server with as many concurrent connections you need for FileMaker Go, and use Amazon Web Services (EC2) Windows Server virtual server. There's a bit of setup involved but I've found it works very well.. I even set up a free tier t2.micro instance and it handled FMServer with WebDirect very well - speed was good. You can scale up the specs of the server instance to whatever you need and whatever your budget can afford...

              • 4. Re: FileMaker Hosting Referrals

                I love macusa.net. They are always there for help and very quick about it. I've used them for years with many many databases. Concurrent connections is an issue with a shared server. Honestly I should probably have my own server but for me it's better to have someone handling the server stuff, gives me more time to concentrate on other work.


                As for you special requests, I can answer that but I know they folks will work with you.

                • 5. Re: FileMaker Hosting Referrals

                  I'd love to see a blog post on how to go about this, I've never had the time to really get to grips with EC2, be great to see some examples...

                  • 6. Re: FileMaker Hosting Referrals

                    Hey Hank!, long time no see! , good to see you back.


                    I've been working for years with a Texan company called Kickass VPS.


                    They provide fast virtual servers at an affordable price with one to one customer service. I'm very happy with them.


                    Their main datacenter is located in Dallas but they have also the west and east coast covered so I recommend them.


                    P.S.: Every time I tell to a customer "May be I'm wrong, but I'm not..." I remember you . Glad to see you back.


                    Best regards